Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

June 18, 2013

Two women jailed after traffic stop

TAHLEQUAH — Two area women were taken into custody by a sheriff’s deputy following a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 62 June 14. Franchel E. Freeman, 21, of Okay, was arrested for DUI, while passenger Emily N. Frix, 18, of Fort Gibson, was arrested for public intoxication.

According to the report, Freeman drove left of center three times and was clocked traveling 75 mph in a 65 mph zone. Freeman admitted to consuming alcohol at a club and a friend’s house and noted having consumed five beers and several shots of liquor. She was unsteady on her feet, had slurred speech with bloodshot watery-glassy eyes. Frix reported consuming two beers.

Elissa Wallace filed a theft report June 16 after discovering items missing left in her vehicle. Wallace said a relative found the door on her vehicle slightly ajar, and upon further investigation, discovered her backpack missing. It contained notebooks, a clicker, and math lab software, valued at $240.

On June 15, Stephanie Parker reported threats. Parker said she went to a relative’s residence to inform another relative he needed to leave the house. The suspect became angry, threatened to slash all four tires on Parker’s vehicle and stated that if Parker were a man, he would shoot her, said Parker.

Michael Harvey filed a theft report June 16 to say money was missing from his vehicle.

Kandis Robison spoke to sheriff’s deputies June 15 to report threats. Robison said the suspect came to her house and banged on the door and windows. Robison said the suspect also drove around her block, and said he would harm her.

Ashley Thompson filed a threat report June 15. Thompson said she received threatening text messages from someone who in the past was affiliated with a friend of Thompson’s.

Jason Verbeck filed a theft report June 15. Verbeck said someone broke into the residence owned by a work peer and took items Verbeck had in storage there, including a Makita skill saw, a tool belt, a metal framing hammer, and a 12-inch framing square.

X-Press Equipment Rental and Sales filed a theft report by a known suspect who provided false ID and contact information. The suspect used a Kansas-issued driver’s license that didn’t provide matching information for the name given. The suspect is allegedly in possession of a Miller Bobcat 225 welder owned by X-Press Equipment Rental and Sales.

Tracy Myers filed  theft report June 14. Myers said a thief took a 16-foot tandem axle flatbed trailer, which also included a homemade toolbox welded on to the hitch, from her Stilwell property.

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