Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

March 20, 2013

Woman nailed for DUI after driving, honking

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Stilwell woman last weekend for driving under the influence.

Deputies said Bethany Renee Wilson, 24, was honking her horn repetitively as she drove around Ned’s in downtown Tahlequah, and was repeatedly tapping her brakes. Wilson nearly drove into an intersection on a red light, deputies said.

Wilson smelled of alcohol and talked about getting into a fight with her boyfriend. Deputies said she claimed her boyfriend had taken her driver’s license, but it was later found in her pocket and was deemed to be a canceled license. Wilson also vomited several times after her arrest, and because of that, she was unable to take an intoxilyzer test.

In other matters, Randal Lee Ridley, 25, of Tahlequah, was arrested Monday for domestic assault after allegedly assaulting a family member. Ridley later apologized and said he didn’t mean to hit the victim, deputies said.

Paula Smith spoke to deputies last weekend about three bottles of makeup that are missing.

Amber Cleaton told deputies Monday she was slapped in the face and a man pulled a gun on her.

Lori Crow told deputies Monday that an intruder broke into her home and stole several items, including gaming consoles, a laptop computer, two black iPhones, cash, jewelry and more.

Melvin Thomas told deputies Monday a thief took a small sand blaster, a Lincoln mig welder, a paint gun and other items from a shop building.

Genora Rock said this week someone stole her John Deere green and yellow push mower.

Barbara Foster told deputies last week that a thief stole a new electronic cook, a lawn mower, a dolly, tools, a jack, a crow bar, a weed-eater, sheet metal, tires and more.

Craig Wing told deputies last week that someone cut the brake line on his vehicle.

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