TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A Stilwell attorney has requested a competency evaluation for a Delaware County man accused of shooting two people on Aug. 30.

Julian Wade Osage, 28, of Kansas, Oklahoma, was scheduled to appear in Adair County District Court for a Nov. 30 preliminary hearing after he allegedly shot a man and woman near the Illinois River Ranch area in Adair County, and fled the scene.

Later that day, after receiving an anonymous call, the Adair County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of several local and state agencies, arrested Osage after surrounding a Delaware County residence on State Highway 116.

Osage's court-appointed attorney, Jeff Jones, filed the motion requesting the evaluation, which ultimately postpones the preliminary hearing.

Court documents indicate the defendant pleaded not guilty, was denied bond, and is not to have contact Hailey Moden and Johnny Sellers Jr.

Prosecutors Valeria Luster and Michael Dunagan will represent the state of Oklahoma.

Osage, who is being held in Adair County, faces felony counts of shooting with intent to kill and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. If found guilty, Osage faces life imprisonment.


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