Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

June 11, 2013

Man jailed after running from police

TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah man was arrested by police June 6 on complaints of driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked driver’s license and no insurance. John Bruce Stromp, 45, was reported to have crashed his 1996 silver four-door Buick into a drainage ditch near the intersection of Crafton and the bypass.

A witness told police Stromp made it out of his car and was talking with the witness before leaving the scene. Stromp tried to elude police by crawling through a drainage tin horn before exiting and trying to run away on foot. He was caught and brought back to the scene, and was said to have slurred speech, blood-shot eyes and was very unsteady on his feet.

During a check of Stromp’s driving record, it was discovered that he had several DUI arrests, with the last taking place on March of this year.

Michael Kyle Brown, 32, of Tahlequah was arrested June 8 on complaints of domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor and interfering with a 911 phone call.

Lindsay M. Pressnell, 27, of Tahlequah was arrested June 7 for DUI drugs, possession of a controlled and dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and defective vehicle equipment following a traffic stop near the intersection of Basin and First Street. Pressnell was reported to be driving north on Basin Avenue around 10 p.m. when police observed a defective middle brake light on Pressnell’s Mitsubishi Eclipse. Pressnell, who told police her driver’s license was expired, presented slurred speech, glassy eyes and appeared to be very fidgety. After agreeing to take the state’s blood test, Pressnell stated that she would test hot because of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Visinaiz Cruz, 29, of Tahlequah was arrested on June 7 for shoplifting at Walmart

Jeffrey Wilson filed a stolen vehicle report on June 9.

Joshua Garde filed a stolen vehicle report on June 8.

Jessica McCullough filed a theft report on June 5 stating someone broke a window on her vehicle and stole her purse in the Walmart parking lot.

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