Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

July 16, 2013

Local man booked after attack on area woman

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Tahlequah man Sunday after he allegedly attacked a woman and caused her to suffer several injuries.

Michael James Desantis, 33, was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for domestic assault and battery by strangulation. According to deputies, Desantis hit a woman several times during an argument, then grabbed her neck and choked her. He also allegedly pushed his lit cigarette into the woman’s chest to extinguish it. Desantis left the scene before deputies arrived, but they later returned to the residence and placed him in custody, according to a report of the incident.

Deputies took a report from Charlie McDonald last week after a woman jumped through the window of his truck, hit him and tried to choke him. McDonald told deputies the same woman had previously busted his flatscreen TV and broke a cabinet door off its hinges.

Deputies took a report Sunday from a 12-year-old girl who claimed she was injured by a car during an argument with her mother.

Kyle Moore spoke with deputies Saturday and filed an information report.

Melissa Whitekiller told deputies Saturday that she was bitten by two dogs while she was out on a walk.

Wanda Moss reported unauthorized use of a bank account last week and said charges were made to several websites.

Text Only
Crime & Courts

How confident are you that the immunizations for infants and children are reasonably safe?

Not at all confident.
Somewhat confident.
Relatively confident.
Extremely confident.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers