Tahlequah Daily Press

May 20, 2013

Man arrested after making threats

From staff reports
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 63-year-old man Thursday after he allegedly made numerous calls to 911 for help, yelled at dispatchers and threatened deputies.

Dennis Joe Arneecher was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for public intoxication and misuse of a 911 emergency line.

Deputies were first sent to Arneecher’s residence when he called 911 and said he needed help, and told dispatchers people were at his home causing problems. When deputies arrived, Arneecher allegedly told them he didn’t need their assistance, and that he was OK.

Authorities left but about 20 minutes, dispatchers said they had received five more calls from Arneecher, who would yell and curse at them. When deputies got back to Arneecher’s home, he allegedly yelled at the deputy and made threats that he would assault the officers.

Arneecher allegedly went back into his home and called 911 again, telling dispatchers he had been assaulted and wanted some help. Deputies said they overheard the last phone call and arrested Arneecher when he came back outside.

Deputies said the man had two empty bottles of Kentucky Deluxe on the window sill of his residence.