Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

October 16, 2013

Sheriff's Beat

TAHLEQUAH — Deputies for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office gave a chase to a woman who escaped custody after undergoing testing at Tahlequah City Hospital.

Naomi Susan Stone, 48, of Tahlequah, was transported to TCH to have blood drawn on suspicion of intoxication, according to the report of Deputy Kim Kerry Novak. The report states Stone stopped her vehicle in the roadway and ran a stop sign on Old Highway 62 near Legion Road. After a traffic stop, Novak says Stone admitted to drinking and produced a license that expired in 1999. She allegedly failed three field sobriety tests. After transport to the Tahlequah Police Department, she was unable to complete a breathalyzer test, and was taken to TCH for blood testing. After blood was drawn, Stone reportedly ran from the lab area, a set of handcuffs still on her right wrist. She was apprehended in the parking lot.  Stone was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of DUI, transporting an open container of alcohol, operating a vehicle without a license and unlawful escape after arrest.

On Sunday, deputies arrested James Lester Brinkley, 60, of Welling for alleged public intoxication and indecent exposure at Barber Cemetery.

The death of Roy Gene Coy, 48, was investigated Sunday at his home on South Crest Ridge Drive. Deputies reported nothing suspicious.

A woman reported the recovery of a tablet computer and cell phone on Sunday.

A Park Hill man reported on Sunday that the title, his wife’s purse and pain medication, Social Security cards, insurance cards, change, a cell phone, pocket knife and lighters had been stolen from his vehicle.

On Sunday, a Cookson man reported to deputies that someone had entered his home through the front door and stolen his wallet as he was sleeping.

Also on Sunday, deputies responded to a report from a Park Hill man who a woman was using his check book and debit card without his permission, and stealing Xanax. The woman claimed physical abuse by the man. Deputies reported bruises on the woman’s left bicep and wrist. No arrests were made.

Autumn Michelle Reynolds, 20, of Hulbert was arrested Friday on suspicion of public intoxication and possession of a controlled and dangerous substance.

On Friday, deputies received a complaint from a man who reported bruises on his child’s arms after picking him up for visitation at Briggs School. The man said the child did not know how he received the bruises.

Also on Friday, deputies responded to a report from a Tahlequah man who reported gunshots at a neighbor’s house. The neighbors claimed in interviews that they feared a possible break-in.

A woman reported to deputies that she and her children were nearly struck by a vehicle driven by another woman. No arrests were made.

On Oct. 10, a Hulbert woman reported she was receiving threats from a man.

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