Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

June 19, 2013

Sheriff's Beat - Cherokee Landing incident puts area man behind bars

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Westville man last weekend after an incident at Cherokee Landing State Park.

Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrick Snyder was called to the park after witnesses reported Martin Chavez Torres, 21, was fighting with others at some camp sites. Torres allegedly got into a truck and attempting to run over people before leaving the area.

Snyder said he located the truck and found Torres curled up in the front seat. Torres smelled of alcohol and gave Snyder a fake first name, the deputy said. He was eventually booked into jail for assault and battery in the presence of a minor, assault with a deadly weapon, obstruction, actual physical control, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and false personation.

In other matters, deputies took a report from Levi Carter Monday after Carter loaned a man some money on the promise that it would be repaid in two weeks. Carter told deputies the man has not repaid the money.

April Smith spoke to sheriff’s deputies this week about being stalked by a man.

Staci Huntley filed a report last week on a protective order violation.

Drew Carver told deputies recently that a suspect had broken into a local storage building and took fishing poles and tackle.

Johnny Adair reported a home break-in Sunday. Adair said the suspect took money; a clover pin that has a diamond in the center; a mother’s ring with five diamonds; and two watches.

Deputies took a report from John Pander Sunday about a home break-in.

Jonathan Wiles filed a vandalism report last week.

Deputies spoke to a 15-year-old girl Monday who said she is receiving threats from a man and his aunt.

Dan Fagile told deputies last week that two men entered his home without permission and threatened him with knives, but fled when he retrieved his shotgun to defend himself.

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