Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

August 7, 2012

911 call prompts arrest

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Saturday after responding to a 911 hang-up call.

Scott Leon Boatwright, 38, of Tahlequah, was booked for public intoxication. Boatwright was allegedly found lying in a wooded area behind a house, and had been in a fight with another person. Both were injured during the altercation.

Deputies on Sunday took a report from a mother and her teenage girl about a sexual assault of the girl. The alleged rape reportedly occurred in summer 2011, but the mother wasn’t aware of it until recently.

James Applegate filed a trespassing report last Thursday.

Gertrude Kramer spoke to deputies Saturday after an intruder broke into a lock box and took medication.

Lawanda Ross told deputies last week she was assaulted.

Susan Palmer reported vandalism to a fence and other property Thursday.

Juanita Vanbuskirk reported the theft of medication last week.

Kay Taylor reported being threatened Sunday.

An assistant manager at Gardenwalk Apartments filed a report last weekend after windows of an apartment were broken.

Markita Maggard spoke to deputies last week after her vehicle was tkaen without her permission.

Lee Killingsworth last month filed an information report.

Steven Lusk reported the theft of an air compressor Saturday.

Jimmie Jones filed a trespassing report last month.

John Lawson said firearms were stolen.

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Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
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