Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

April 24, 2012

Woman asks to be jailed, and gets it

TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah woman said she wanted to go jail when sheriff’s deputies were investigating a domestic disturbance call on Sunday. Ashley Bailey, 24, was informed there were no grounds for arrest and subsequently producted a hollowed antler she reported had been used as a smoking device for marijuana and other things. Bailey was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Shirley Barker contacted the sheriff’s office Sunday to report vandalism to her home. Upon returning home from church, the Tahlequah woman discovered the window on a rear-entry storm door had been shattered, and the door’s handle had been removed.

Paul Rainwater spoke to sheriff’s deputies on Saturday to report a burglary.  The Tahlequah man discovered the padlock on the door of a storage shed had been cut. Missing items included a tool box containing tools and a storage tub containing nails, a powerdriver, and a circular saw.

David Spears reported evidence of a home burglary to sheriff’s deputies on Saturday. The Tahlequah man was preparing to mow the lawn of his fully-furnished summer rental property when discovering the garage door open. Missing items included two 5,000-watt generators, a 60-inch Phillips television, a  28- or 30-inch Magnavox television, one Pioneer compactdisc receiver, and two wet suits. He also reported $100 in damages.

April 20, Carl Stacy reported stolen guns and ammunition after discovering a broken window in the back door of his Hulbert residence. Stacy said two guns and several boxes of ammunition were missing.

April 2, Michael Ryals reported threatening phone calls received in the late hours April 1. The Tahlequah bail bondsman gave sheriff’s deputies the name of a client as a possible suspect, who had previously been arrested for being noncompliance with bond requirements. Ryals received three contacts that included threats to himself, a loved one and two employees.

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