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September 27, 2012

Pair still in jail following knife assault

TAHLEQUAH — Two people remained in jail Wednesday at the Cherokee County Detention Center after an alleged knife assault earlier this month.

Rayetta Ford, 41, of Fort Gibson, is held on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, while Micco Max Johnson, 20, of Keys, is held on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies were called to a Fort Gibson-area home on Sept. 11 for a possible stabbing. The victim, Dennis Gray, was seen walking down State Highway 80 and appeared to have been stabbed, according to a police report.

Fort Gibson police responded and called an ambulance for Gray, then went to the residence where the assault reportedly occurred. When Cherokee County officials arrived at the home, Johnson was being transported by ambulance to a hospital, and Ford was allegedly inside the home “very intoxicated.”

Deputies said blood-like stains were found in several areas of the home, and a knife was also discovered with blood on its blade.

Ford was transported to CCDC.

Deputies went to a Muskogee hospital to visit with Gray and Johnson, but Gray had already been treated and released, and Johnson was on a ventilator and unable to talk.

Johnson was released on Sept. 12 and taken to CCDC.

Johnson and Ford both told deputies they were so intoxicated the day of the alleged stabbing they couldn’t remember what happened, according to a report of the incident.

Bond has been set at $20,000 for both Johnson and Ford.

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