Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

June 10, 2013

Man takes gun in store, harasses employee

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies took a report last week after employees of a local business said a customer brought a gun into the store.

The employee said one customer often enters the store without a shirt on and is told he must have a shirt. That customer arrived at the store Tuesday wearing a shirt, and began to talk about his shirt with the employee on duty. At some point, the man removed his shirt and exposed a pistol in his waistband. The employee said the man’s attitude and demeanor changed and he became angry, clapping his hands in front of the employee’s face and reaching down where the gun was. Finally, he tapped the employee on the shoulder and told her to have a good day.

When deputies arrived, the man was gone, but an hour later he returned. He again left before deputies arrived, but officers went to his home. The man would not come to the door, and other people in the area told deputies the man appeared to be intoxicated.

In other matters, deputies spoke to Larry Wallace Thursday about his vehicle being burglarized overnight. The suspect took a Fossil-brand billfold, several credit cards, a driver’s license, a hunting license, cash, and a pair of black and yellow Oakley sunglasses.

Tasha DeGase reported a stolen cell phone last week.

Carla Drain told deputies her credit card number was used to make fraudulent purchases.

Deputies spoke with Kyle Mayfield Thursday after discovering some of his belongings near Lake Tenkiller. Mayfield’s vehicle, a 2008 Pontiac G6, had been stolen. The car has a Cherokee Nation tag number of 187-48C.

Sandra Baker reported being assaulted by a man who was intoxicated Thursday.

Deputies took a report Thursday after a 12-year-old was bitten by a dog while trying to break up a dog fight.

Brandi Trammel filed a threats report Friday.

Kerri Gourd filed a vandalism report Wednesday.

Doris Oxford filed a fraud report this week.

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