Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

October 1, 2013

Man jailed for shooting pistol while drunk

TAHLEQUAH —  Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man last week after he allegedly fired a pistol at a vehicle tire while he was intoxicated.

James Delbert Delaney, 57, of Park Hill, was booked into jail for possession of a firearm while intoxicated and reckless conduct with a firearm.

Delaney allegedly shot the tire of a truck when his wife tried to leave from an argument. According to deputies, Delaney admitted he had done so, and told them he had consumed alcohol much of the day, but stopped after he shot the tire. Delaney reportedly threw the pistol into a field, and was unable to point deputies to the area where the gun was thrown.

In other matters, deputies arrested Constance Kaylynn Tyer, 30, of Tahlequah, last week for possession of marijuana and driving under suspension. Deputies received a call about a domestic disturbance and eventually stopped Tyer, who was driving on a flat tire. Tyer had a suspended license, and allegedly had a green, leafy substance inside her purse. Tyer told deputies she didn’t know to whom the substance belonged.

Deputies spoke to Deborah Rucker last week about a trespasser.

Jamie Stout reported the violation of a protective order Friday. Stout said the suspect called her 67 times on Thursday, and twice on Friday.

Brittney Copley filed a report after being punched by a woman.

Kevin Phillips filed an assault report last Thursday and said a suspect tried to attack him with a sledge hammer. He also later filed a threats report.

Markie Asbill filed a threats report with deputies Sunday.

Brian Osburn told deputies a man pointed a gun at him and threatened him last week.

Carman Labby filed a vandalism report Saturday.

Cynthia Kirkhart reported the theft of medication Sunday.

Employees at Snake Creek Store reported a burglary last week. Surveillance footage shows a man getting out of a sport utility vehicle, stumbling around, then pulling a hydraulic jack out of the vehicle and throwing it threw the store’s door. The man then entered the store and took candy bars and five-hour energy products. The man left the hydraulic jack behind.

James Points spoke with deputies Sunday after members of the Clear Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Hulbert realized their two-ton air units were stolen.

Jane Bates reported a home burglary Saturday.

Patricia Potts reported the unauthorized use of a vehicle last week.

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