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County man will face June trial after stabbing incident

A Comanche County man who led deputies on a lengthy pursuit following a stabbing and shooting incident last summer has been scheduled for trial in June.

Court records show Michael G. Hyde, 28, appeared Friday in Comanche County District Court for a preliminary hearing in two of three pending felony cases. He waived the hearings and was bound over for endangering others while attempting to elude police, possession of a firearm after felony conviction and discharging a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Hyde was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a new case earlier this year, and that case was also tentatively scheduled for the May/June docket following Friday's proceedings.

Comanche County Sheriff's Office Deputies and Lawton Police Department officers chased Hyde in and out of town from about 3 a.m. until just after 5 a.m. July 10, when Hyde lost control of his Ford Crown Victoria at the sharp turn where Northeast Cache Road meets Northeast 15th Street.

Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley said the ordeal started before 3 a.m. in the 5600 block of Southeast Bishop Road, where Hyde, his friend and his friend's spouse were hanging around and drinking. The couple lived nearby, and the three eventually went back to their house, but a domestic dispute ensued.

Stradley said the homeowner grabbed a skillet and a butcher knife and ordered Hyde to leave, but Hyde challenged his friend to drop the weapons outside and handle things "man to man." When the victim dropped the weapons, Hyde is accused of pulling out a gun and firing into the house, where the victim's wife, their father and their newborn baby were inside.

The victim turned to run inside to safety, but his attacker grabbed the butcher knife and hurled it tomahawk-style, stabbing him in in the lower back area.

The Lawton Constitution

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