• Dennis McCaslin

Oklahoma Report: Muskogee website owner charged with child abuse and domestic assault

Police say a Muskogee businessman was charged Monday with felony counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and child abuse by injury in McIntosh County.

Leif Mason Wright, 48, who owns and operates a pair of commerical websites involving Muskogee (www.muskogeenow.com and muskogeemugs.com) is also charged with a misdemeanor domestic abuse, officials said.

Wright is accused of hitting his 15-year-old stepson several times and shooting a firearm toward his stepson, according to court documents.

Deputies responded Sunday night when Wright's wife said a verbal altercation escalated into an assault when Wright's 15-year-old stepson attempted to break up a verbal yelling match, the documents state.

Wright's wife said when the stepson was leaving the home, Wright got a shotgun and fired two shots while the stepson was at the end of a driveway, the documents state.

Wright was released from the McIntosh County Detention Facility on $5,000 bond.