An Oologah man will stand trial in September for allegedly stabbing a paramedic in 2005.
Allen Dallas Weddle, 46, will face two charges of attempted robbery using a weapon, one charge of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and one charge of first degree burglary when he stands trial Sept. 11 in Rogers County District Court.
The charges stem from the assault and stabbing of Emily O’Banion in May 2005.
The new trial date is the third date set in the case after delays for DNA testing of a saliva sample from Weddle. During a court hearing in June, prosecutors informed the court the DNA testing results were complete, and the state was prepared to proceed to trial.
Weddle was arrested May 2, 2005, after he allegedly stabbed O’Banion. The stabbing occurred following a break-in of the Oologah-Talala EMS station so Weddle could get drugs.
According to court records, O’Banion entered the ambulance bay around 2 a.m. May 2, 2005, when she heard a noise between two ambulances and went to investigate. It was then that O’Banion spotted Weddle, who was wielding a knife. O’Banion told officers Weddle held the knife to her stomach and ordered her to give him morphine, but when she could not comply, he stabbed her in the abdomen, twisting the knife.
Weddle entered a plea of not guilty on May 11, 2005, and a mental evaluation was ordered by the court, where he was determined competent in June 2005. Weddle remains in the Rogers County Jail in lieu of a $400,000 bond.