Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

January 3, 2013

Sheriff's Beat

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Tahlequah man Tuesday after responding to a fight.

Michael James Desantis, 32, was booked for public intoxication and resisting arrest. Deputies said Desantis was inside a vehicle when they arrived at the scene, and ran away. He was captured after deputies chased him, and began fighting with them before he could be placed into a patrol vehicle.

Chad Dick, 26, of Tahlequah, was arrested Monday for no driver’s license and driving under suspension.

Scott Leon Boatwright, 39, of Tahlequah, was arrested for driving under influence Saturday.

Deputies investigated an accidental shooting Monday. Albert Barnes was being treated in an ambulance for a gunshot wound to his left leg when deputies arrived at the scene on State Highway 82A. Barnes told deputies his Ruger 22-caliber accidentally went off.

In other matters, Randy Jones of Grand View Nursery filed a report after the business was broken into between Dec. 28 and Dec. 31. Jones said a Dell computer was taken, along with cash. A file cabinet was also damaged, and Jones said it appears someone entered through the back door. Investigators were able to collect finger prints at the scene.

Brenda Hall reported someone using her credit card without her permission Monday.

Breanna Duncan filed a vandalism report Tuesday and told deputies an ex-boyfriend used a concrete block to shatter a window on her vehicle.

Breanna Hamby told deputies Monday a woman has been stalking and harassing her.

James Green told deputies this week about the break-in of a rental home, where a 19-inch TV, PlayStation, Nintendo, 20 games, a sewing machine, and the surround sound were taken.

Raull Prado filed an information report Saturday.

Janie Garza reported being assaulted last week.

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