New Court Documents Reveal Drugs May Be To Blame In Pott. County Axe Murder

A man was killed with an axe in Pottawatomie County, new court documents reveal that drugs may have fueled the suspects' actions.

Wednesday, October 25th 2023, 9:27 pm

By: News 9, Sylvia Corkill


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New court documents reveal drugs may have fueled an axe murder in Pottawatomie County.

Monday, News 9 shared the 911 calls made following Friday night’s murder. During one of the calls, the man arrested, admitted to battling addiction.

911: He's on the ground lying here bleeding to death. He needs an ambulance, quick!    

The caller told dispatchers Charles Rogers was lying in the driveway near the home he was housesitting. 

911: He's moving, he's moving, he's breathing. Please, hurry.      

According to court filings Rogers had been struck in the head with an axe three times.

The caller told the dispatcher his brother Felipe Wright, Jr. was responsible.

911: My brother came outside with an axe.

“Paramedics were on scene and ended up calling it, pronouncing him dead on the scene,” said Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Dinwiddie.

As investigators continued searching for Wright, he called 911.

Wright: I guess just turn myself in for the crime I just committed. 

Wright told the dispatcher he attacked Rogers who he alleged was peering into a relative's window.
Wright: I asked him the night before to stay away from my niece’s window and I caught him close to my niece’s window last night. I told him I would get his a**.

Wright's family and investigators denied the allegation. Wright's uncle told investigators he "was high on drugs and had not had any sleep," and that his nephew, recently "high on methamphetamine attempted to assault him with a hammer."

In his call to 911 Wright admitted struggling with addiction.

Wright: I've been trying to stay sober at mom's house. go to work, stay off the dope. I couldn't do it.  


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