Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

April 3, 2013

Sheriff's Beat - Man arrested on public intox charge

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man last week on alcohol-related charges.

Brandon Snell, 34, of Tahlequah, was booked into jail for public intoxication. Deputies said Snell tried to run from them when they first approached him.

Deputies spoke to Bill Cecil last week about a protective-order violation.

Cindy Shroff reported her wallet as being stolen after she left it on a bench at the courthouse.

Opal Murphy filed an information report with deputies on Monday.

Clovis Estes spoke to officers about being threatened with harm several times in the past month.

T.J. Girdner spoke to deputies Monday and said he arrived home and realized a miniature pony was missing from his field. Girdner said he decided to go look for the pony with his four-wheeler, but couldn’t find the keys. Two saddles – a Billy Cook barrel saddle and an Alamo-brand saddle with a purple seat – where also missing from the property.

Deputies filed a death-investigation report Monday on Jay Lee Blanchard, 57, of Cookson. According to the report, Blanchard is believed to have died from natural causes.

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