Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

March 7, 2014

Sheriff's Beat: Domestic disturbance report probed

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department deputies investigated a report of a domestic disturbance Friday at a residence on 810 Road.

The report of Deputy Bryan Qualls states that a woman claimed she had been assaulted during and argument by her boyfriend in the presence of her two children. The woman alleged she had been grabbed by she shirt, causing her to drop her 4-month-old child, then she was turned and thrown against the wall. Qualls reported he noticed bruising and red marks on the woman’s right arm. Deputies then visited the boyfriend’s residence on Green Country Drive. He said the woman became angry when he insisted she not leave with their child. The man alleged the woman grabbed his shirt and struck him in the face. Qualls reported a red mark on the man’s left cheek. Photographs were taken of the complainant and her boyfriend, but no arrests were made.

On Saturday, a Park Hill man was arrested and charged with child endangerment and speeding.

The report of Deputy Dexter Scott states he stopped a vehicle after a radar reading indicated it was traveling at 102 mph in a 55 mph zone. After determining the man’s 4-year-old son was in the back seat without proper restraints, Dexter placed the driver – Jeffery Nelson Ingram Jr., 28 – under arrest. The boy was left with his mother, a passenger in the vehicle.

On Friday, a woman visited the sheriff’s office to file an information report as part of her efforts to reinstate an expired protective order after receiving harassing phone calls and demands for money from a woman.

On Monday, a Hulbert man filed a trespassing report stating that a fence was cut and someone had been inside the house under construction on his property. The report also cites evidence someone had driven on the lot.

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