Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

December 18, 2012

Threats made in court

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies filed a report last week after threats were made during a court hearing.

Deputies said a man and woman went before a judge for a protective order hearing Wednesday. The case was initially dismissed, but as the man was leaving, several people in the court room heard him say he would kill the woman. Deputies tracked the man down in a parking lot and the judge then granted a protective order in the woman’s favor.

In other matters, deputies arrested Jose Guadalupe Escobedo, 37, of Tahlequah, for possession of paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant Thursday.

Jesika Rigney reported being pushed over a couch and assaulted by a man when she asked for her phone.

Meranda Stephenson said she was threatened Friday.

Mike Fisher spoke with deputies about the suspicious death of seven ducks. Fisher said his ducks were fine when he went to work Friday, but when he returned, seven were dead, while five others in the same pen were still alive.

Andgelise Poole spoke to deputies Saturday about being assaulted.

Ronald Funburg told deputies three firearms were taken from a shop. The guns include a Knight black-powder 50-caliber rifle that is camouflaged with a camo scope; a Benelli Super Black Eagle shotgun; and a Remington 7400 semi-automatic, 270-caliber rifle with wood grain and a leather sling.

Deputies spoke to a Humane Society of Cherokee County volunteer recently about a possible case of animal neglect involving a female dog and several puppies that have a disease.

Ladney Keener told deputies an intruder broke into a shop building and took a wood stove and other items last week.

Daniel Bullett of D&D Hardscapes reported a burglary Sunday.

Sherry Hullinger told deputies Friday someone threw a rock at her car on U.S. Highway 62 south of Woodall.

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