Tahlequah Daily Press

March 10, 2014

Couple sought by Locust Police picked up in Tahlequah


Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — A “be-on-the-lookout” advisement by the Locust Grove Police Department led to two arrests Wednesday by deputies of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department.

Amber Henson, 47, and Darren Allen Brehon, 39, both of Tahlequah, were taken into custody after the LGPD advised the couple were involved in an alleged theft of steaks from a store.

The couple’s vehicle was spotted by a deputy near the Gideon Fire Station and followed into Tahlequah. Officers with the Tahlequah Police Department stopped the vehicle, ordered the occupants out of the car, and placed them in cuffs.

TPD turned over the couple to the custody of the sheriff’s department, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrived on the scene to assist.

The sheriff’s office report states that a check of the blue Ford Mustang, driven by Henson, indicated no confirmation of insurance. According to the report, when given permission to retrieve Henson’s identification, deputies detected a strong smell of marijuana inside the vehicle, and spotted an open beer can on the passenger floorboard.

An inventory of the suspect vehicle included two “joints,” marijuana cigarettes; a bag under the drivers seat containing a “green, leafy substance”; new clothing with tags attached in the back seat; and four packages of steaks. The report states deputies could not locate receipts for the steaks or clothing in the vehicle.

The suspects were transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Henson was booked on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and a second DUI in a 10-year span, possession of marijuana, no security verification, defective equipment obstructing the driver’s view, and transporting an open container.

Brehon was charged with transporting an open container, possession of marijuana and public intoxication.

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