Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

April 7, 2014

Beggs police chief bound over

TAHLEQUAH — An Oklahoma police chief accused of holding a gun to his wife’s head and threatening her life at Lake Tenkiller last summer has been bound over for trial.

Wesley Lowell Fish, 49, of Morris, was the chief of police in Beggs when he was arrested by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrick Snyder last summer.

Fish is now charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and feloniously pointing a firearm. He appeared in district court last week for a preliminary hearing and was  bound over for trial.

Authorities allege Fish held his wife, Stacy Fish, in a chokehold and pointed the gun at her head while threatening her last September. Witnesses reported the incident and claimed Fish had also pointed a handgun at another camper at the lake.

Fish is free on a $35,000 bond and has pleaded not guilty. He is set for arraignment in front of District Judge Darrell Shepherd on June 5 at 1:30 p.m.

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