Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

November 13, 2013

Deputies investigating death of area man

TAHLEQUAH — Deputies of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office were asked by first responders to investigate a death on Saturday.

Franklin Eli Jenkins, 55, was found dead at a residence at 6406 W. 790 Road in near Hulbert. Deputies’ reports indicate Jenkins was found on the living room floor with two lacerations to his head. All bleeding occurred near the front door, which was slightly ajar when Jenkins was discovered. The sheriff’s office reports that interviews with family suggest Jenkins had a history of mental health issues, including depression. A coroner’s ruling is pending.

On Monday, deputies responded to a complaint of a man urinating on his front porch at the Papa Pizza Trailer Park in Park Hill. Rickey Lee Joice, 54, was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and public intoxication.

Deputies visited a Park Hill residence on Monday to record a complaint of possible sexual abuse of a juvenile. No arrests were made.

A Stilwell woman reported Monday that her boyfriend grabbed and pulled her arm and grabbed the steering wheel of the vehicle she was driving and ran it into a ditch. The altercation was precipitated by a decision to separate. The woman claimed to have transported the man back to Tahlequah.

A Peggs man filed a complaint Monday that a check and doctors’ notes were stolen from his vehicle by a suspect who got into a Ford Ranger pickup with tag number 272EZX.

On Sunday, Glenn Gene Allen was arrested at a residence north of Fort Gibson on suspicion of domestic assault and battery, and assault and battery in the presence of a minor.

Deputies took a report Saturday from a Benton, Ark., woman, who claimed her ex-boyfriend was stalking her while she stayed in Cherokee County.

On Nov. 8, a Cookson man told deputies he was receiving threats from a man to whom he had loaned tools and $60 and not returned the items or repaid the money.

A Tahlequah couple reported on Nov. 8 that a breaking and entering had occurred at their home on West 790 Road.

Deputies took a vandalism complaint from a man who reported damage to the front and back doors of his residence on North 501 Road.

On Nov. 5, several employees of KTLQ radio reported harassing phone calls, numbering as many as 50 per day, from a woman.

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