Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

March 5, 2014

Sheriff's Beat: Arrest made in wake of domestic incident

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies, investigating a domestic disturbance on Friday, arrested a Park Hill woman on suspicion of child abuse.

Lisa Charles, 48, was taken into custody after she allegedly threw a phone book at her teenage son, striking him. The report of Deputy Jarrick Snyder states  Charles’ parents, Dixie and Farris Charles, wanted their daughter to leave the premises. When told by deputies to gather her belongings and leave, Charles allegedly entered the house and started yelling. Snyder said he entered the house and saw Charles hit her son with a phone book, and then throw her reading glasses at deputies. Charles struggled with deputies after being told she was under arrest, and she struck Deputy Kim Novak. Snyder alleges that Charles’ resistance required her legs be cuffed. Charles was taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center and booked on charges of child abuse, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

On Sunday, Thomas McKinney, 23, of Tahlequah, was arrested for aggravated DUI. A report by Snyder states he observed McKinney driving a white Jeep in circles, backing over a median and heading into oncoming traffic before getting in the southbound lane of Muskogee Avenue. Snyder reports McKinney failed field sobriety tests, and that a blood alcohol content test at CCDC read .23. McKinney was also cited for making an unsafe turn at an intersection.

On Saturday, deputies investigated a report of a dog biting a 6-year-old boy in the right leg.

A report was taken Saturday from a Fort Gibson man who said a flatbed trailer was stolen from his garage.

Deputies took a report from a Tahlequah woman Friday who said she was a victim of fraud. The woman said she had submitted a money order of $147 over eBay Motors for delivery of a Toyota truck for purposes of test driving. The woman said she was dealing with a U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant stationed in Italy.

The sheriff’s office received a walk-in report on Friday of the theft of a Sprocket phone from a residence on Horseshoe Bend Road.

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