Tahlequah Daily Press

April 9, 2013

Two people jailed for assault, paraphernalia

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Two people were booked into jail over the weekend after allegedly getting into a fight and refusing to cooperative with law enforcement.

Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Leo Allen Murphy, 31, and Sarah Kaylynn Willis, 28, after a disturbance was reported on South 585 Road.

Deputies Daniel Pruitt, Josh Conner and Bryan Qualls responded and could hear the two inside the house, but couldn’t get them to answer the door.

The deputies said they entered the home to check the welfare of the two, and found them on a bed in the back bedroom.

Murphy had a cut under one of his eyes and scratches on the back of his left shoulder, while Willis had a busted lip that was bleeding.

Murphy and Willis were uncooperative with the deputies and refused to tell them what had happened.

Deputies said they found two light bulbs under the bed that Murphy and Willis were on, and the bulbs contained a burnt residue that looked as if they had been used with an illegal substance.

Willis was arrested for domestic assault and battery and possession of drug paraphernalia. Murphy was jailed for domestic assault and battery, possession of paraphernalia, and making terroristic threats. While being taken to jail, Murphy allegedly threatened harm to one of the deputies and the deputy’s family.

Bond had not been set as of Monday afternoon for Willis or Murphy.