Tahlequah Daily Press

October 2, 2013

Man with criminal history jailed for threats

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — A Lost City man with a lengthy criminal history in Cherokee County was jailed again Monday evening after allegedly waving a firearm and threatening to kill others.

Jerry Wayne “Hootie” Morrison Jr., 33, allegedly brandished a black pistol and threatened to kill a man near Green Country Drive. Witnesses said Morrison also threatened to steal be -longings from the alleged victims.

After Morrison pulled a pistol and made the alleged threats, another man retrieved his own gun for protection, and Morrison fled from the area.

Cherokee Nation marshals Bronson McNiel and Sgt. Mike Reese later spotted Morrison driving in a truck and tried to stop him, but Morrison fled and refused to pull over.

Marshals followed a trail of dust down several roads before coming across tire tracks that had gone from the road to a ditch and traveled up a private drive.

McNiel and Reese followed and came across Morrison.

Morrison was then taken into custody and booked into jail for  terroristic threats, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, and attempting to elude.

Court records show Morrison has previous charges out of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of firearms after conviction or during probation, intimidation of a state’s witness, shooting with intent to kill, attempting to elude, and more.