Tahlequah Daily Press

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June 10, 2014

Utility theft, drugs lead to woman’s arrest

TAHLEQUAH — Local authorities arrested a Tahlequah woman two times over the weekend on accusations she stole utility services and later had illegal narcotics.

Sheriff’s deputies first arrested 33-year-old Timra Ann Young on Friday for three counts of tampering with utilities. Deputy Kim Novak was sent to Garden Walk Apartments when employees of Tahlequah Public Works Authority discovered one tenant’s electricity had gone off.

TPWA determined the meter had been taken and placed in another unit. Novak spoke to Young, who allegedly admitted to knowing the electricity was being used illegally. Employees from TPWA told deputies Friday’s incident was the third time they had been to the apartment in a month’s time.

Young was given a $3,000 bond and later released, booking records show.

But the following day, Young found herself back in jail with a much larger bond. She was still jailed Monday.

Tahlequah Canine Officer Cory Keele stopped a car late Saturday night at the Cherokee Hills Apartments.

Keele said 28-year-old Jamie Macdonald was driving, and Young was riding as a passenger. Keele deployed Canine Officer Bo around the car because he believed Macdonald was under the influence of some substance. Bo gave Keele a positive alert, and Macdonald allegedly told the officer she had borrowed the car from a friend about an hour before she was stopped.

Keele looked through a purse Young had been holding and found a syringe. Young claimed she did not know the syringe was in the purse.

Macdonald was arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance.

“I put Macdonald in my patrol car and she started to plead with me, begging not to go to jail,” Keele reported.

“Macdonald advised me that it was unfair she was going to jail since Young had dope down her pants.”

Macdonald later refused to take a state’s test, and allegedly told Keele he already knew she was under the influence of methamphetamine.

Young later admitted to Keele she had dope down her pants. She later reached into her pants and retrieved the bag of meth – about 3.5 grams of it, Keele said.

Young was taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Macdonald was jailed at the city facility.

Young was given a $20,000 bond, booking records show.

jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com

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