A Sequoyah County, Okla., teen was arrested Wednesday in connection with destroying evidence in an all-terrain vehicle crash that left another teen severely injured. The suspect had been sought by police since a warrant was issued for his arrest last Friday.
Kyle Brannon, 18, was arrested on suspicion of destroying evidence and obstruction in an ATV wreck that put Christian Mayberry, 16, in a hospital bed. Brannon was released Wednesday on $2,000 bond, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office.
Brannon’s arraignment is scheduled for April 30, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Mayberry was riding southbound on County Road 4750, five miles south of Muldrow, when he ran off the road and into a ditch last September. He was ejected 12 feet from his Polaris Ranger ATV, according to a report from the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office.
A court document states Mayberry was left in the ditch in Muldrow for hours. Official documents state Brannon cleaned up the wreck by picking up an ice chest and beer. They also state he moved Mayberry.
Kim Mayberry, Christian’s mother, said her son has undergone intensive care since the incident.
The official report also states Mayberry was found lying face up with blood coming out of his ears. Someone at the crash site couldn’t get him to wake up, and someone poured beer into his face in an attempt to wake him up.