Tahlequah Daily Press

March 21, 2013

Gun-pointing spurs charges


TAHLEQUAH — Prosecutors are charging a local man with feloniously pointing a firearm.

Charges against Max Christopher Chrisman, 27, of Tahlequah, allegedly pointed a rifle at Cherish Moore on Feb. 27 “out of anger with the intent to threaten and intimidate.”

According to a report filed by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Qualls, Moore told deputies she heard her pit bulldog might have been taken by Chrisman, so she went to his residence to try getting the dog back.

Chrisman wasn’t home, but Moore said she was invited to wait for his return. When Chrisman arrived, he became angry when Moore asked about the dog, and said he didn’t have the animal.

Moore said she then began to leave the home, and Chrisman came out of his residence with a rifle and pointed it at her. Moore left the house, and when deputies went to talk with Chrisman, he had also left his home.

Feloniously pointing a firearm is punishable by one to 10 years in prison.