Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

October 31, 2012

Deputies arrest area man for on intoxication charge

TAHLEQUAH — A Park Hill man was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Oct. 29 for public intoxication. William Nelson Washington, 29, was taken into custody after deputies discovered Washington had warrants in Cherokee County and Mississippi.

Gabriel Snodgrass told police Oct. 29 that a known suspect tried to use her identity in Oklahoma City. Snodgrass said she became aware of the situation through an Oklahoma City Police Department traffic warrant notification and believes the suspect to be the romantic interest of a relative.

Steven Sikorski on Oct. 29 reported an incident that occurred while driving back from a Muskogee bar. Sikorski told deputies a known suspect began hitting and clawing his face when he tried to obtain the cellphone the suspect was using. The suspect had been told about an unauthorized gathering at the suspect’s home. Sikorski told police he was trying to get the phone to tell the person on the other end to send everyone home.

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