Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

May 1, 2012

Man arrested after almost running over officer while driving

TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah man was arrested Saturday after police say he nearly struck an officer while driving.

Henry A. Sands, 60, was booked by officers for driving under the influence and transporting open container after an officer said Sands’ vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and nearly hit a police car.

Linda Holloway, 61, of Tahlequah, was arrested last week after an assault.

Dakota B. Hiatt, 18, of Tahlequah, was arrested Sunday for DUI, and a passenger, Chase Cape, 19, of  Tahlequah, was booked for public intoxication.

Gregory L. Smith II, 21, of Cherokee, N.C., was arrested Saturday for DUI.

Gerald Barnhart, 50, of Tahlequah, was booked Saturday for DUI.

Police arrested Rex Jarvis, 38, of Hulbert, for DUI Sunday.

Jason Johnston, 32, of Muskogee, was booked for DUI on Saturday.

Officers said they arrested Jesse D. Smith, 22, of Tahlequah, on Saturday for resisting arrest, burglary, destruction of private property and a felony warrant out of Cherokee County.

April L. Gonzalez, 34, of Tulsa, was arrested over the weekend for driving under suspension and drug charges. Police said narcotics were also found in her possession during a booking process at the jail.

Justin E. White, 35, of Peggs, was arrested for public intoxication and possession of a controlled dangerous substance Friday.

Kristianna Hart, 24, of Hulbert, was arrested Saturday for shoplifting at Walmart.

Renee Collins, 40, of Tahlequah, was arrested Friday for obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud.

Sammi McLemore, 32, of Tahlequah, was arrested Saturday for DUI.

Police took a report last week of a hit-and-run crash involving injuries.

A manager at Mary’s Liquor filed a report last week about unauthorized long-distance phone calls.

Ann Hooper filed an assault report Sunday.

Brandie Johnson reported a suspicious man to police Saturday.

Christina Sherron last week filed a burglary report.

Kalin Lee told police Friday that someone took her bicycle.

Sherman Shatwell on Friday reported stolen medication.

Tabatha Hibbs said a purse and camera bag were taken from inside a vehicle Friday.

Tyler Farris last week reported a break-in and theft of a PlayStation.

Christopher Caldwell spoke to police Saturday after someone hit his vehicle and fled the scene.

Jesse Kohne reported threatening text messages Saturday.

Heather Ragsdale reported threats Friday.

Betsy Bluebird filed an assault report Saturday.

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