Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

March 3, 2014

Police Beat: Man arrested for assault with deadly weapon

TAHLEQUAH — Officers of the Tahlequah Police Department arrested a man on Wednesday after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance.

Thomas C. Vance, 23, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman. The victim told police Vance had tried to strangle her and hit her in the head with the butt of a gun. She said a 6-year-old boy was in the room during the assault. Vance was contacted by police and arrested on suspicion of domestic assault, domestic violence in the presence of a minor, and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Police made an arrest Friday after observing a man urinating outside Workman’s Department Store. Tanner Sheets, 19, was arrested after attempting to flee. He was booked on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest.

On Thursday, police investigated a report of theft at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. Employees said a man left without paying for a Ford seat cover. The suspect left in an older model Ford pickup truck with tag number CB3258.

A woman entered the police department on Thursday to report an alleged protective order violation.

Also on Thursday, a woman called police to report a set of Honda wheels and tires stolen from her residence.

On Wednesday, a woman visited the TPD to make a fraudulent money report. The woman stated that after answering a secret shopper e-mail, she received a money order for $997.50, which was returned to her bank as fraudulent after the money was spent.

A man entered the police station on Monday to report vandalism to “The Treaty of Bear Creek” mural.

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