Prosecutors look into video of roadside attack
PAWNEE — An Oklahoma State University student who was involved in a roadside fight Sunday in Pawnee County said he hopes a video of the incident leads to justice.
Camden Rader, 21, was one of a group of OSU students who were riding motorcycles through the county when the fight broke out. Rader said a man held a knife to his throat during the fight, threatening to cut him, while another man savagely beat and kicked Rader’s friend.
“I just want people to pay for their actions,” Rader said. “Everyone thinks I’m trying to get some kind of fame or money out of this and ... I don’t care. I just want the truth to come out.”
Rader said he was riding in the back of a group of nine other motorcycle riders when a pickup driver passed all of them and then swerved at one of the riders and almost ran another rider off of a rural county road.
Rader said he signaled to one of the riders who had a video camera mounted to the front of his motorcycle to turn the camera on as the incident unfolded. The recording, which later was uploaded to YouTube, shows one of the motorcyclists driving in the left lane, pointing at the pickup driver at his side in the right lane. Then, another pickup pulls up. A man in the second pickup fired two rounds from a shotgun into the air, Rader said. A third pickup was also at the scene, he said.
In the video, a man confronts one of the riders, throwing him to the ground and kicking and punching him. At the same time, a man identified as Paul Arnold Wiseley, 60, pulls out a knife and shouts, “I am the real deal!” He pulls up his shirt to show a tattoo. Another man approaches with a shotgun as the motorcycle riders stand nearby. As Wiseley gets in his pickup to leave the scene he is heard saying to the motorcycle riders, “Enjoy yourself. I’ll pray for everybody.”
Wiseley was arrested on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon and has been released from the Pawnee County jail on $100,000 bail. The man who is seen beating the rider reportedly also was arrested, but authorities haven’t released his name.
The rider who was beaten suffered bruises but was not hospitalized, Rader said. That rider does not want his name released, he said.
Rader, who is studying mechanical engineering and technology at OSU, said he wanted to help his friend, but Wiseley approached him with a knife, held it to his throat and threatened to cut him.
“I was just backing up and I said, ‘Let us leave! Let us leave! I’ll get to my bike and you’ll never see us again,’” Rader said. “I wanted to help my friend but I couldn’t. I had a knife on me and a loaded shotgun and I just hoped it would be over fast.”
Rader said he did not call authorities on the day of the fight to report any of it. Instead, about midnight Monday, he got angry and posted the video on his own Facebook page.
Then he took it down, but another friend had already posted it on YouTube. On Tuesday, he was contacted by officers from the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol who had seen the video, and they told him to make a report to the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Department.
“I was scared,” Rader said. “(Wiseley) told me he was Hell’s Angels.”
Kyle Alderson, Pawnee County assistant district attorney, said he has reviewed a video of the attack. Alderson said Pawnee County sheriff’s investigators have not completed their reports on the incident, but he expects a number of charges to be filed.
“Obviously, the content of the video depicts several different crimes by a number of individuals, Alderson said. “When we receive all the necessary evidence, we will file the appropriate charges.”