Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

June 17, 2014

Man struck by car; deputies investigating

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a man was struck by a car in northern parts of the county last week.

Deputy Raymond Hendricks arrested 30-year-old Rachel Denise Orr, of Disney, Okla., for driving under suspension, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, child endangerment and public intoxication.

Orr allegedly told deputies she, her husband, and her ex-boyfriend were arguing near Littlefield Slab. When Orr, her husband and child got into their vehicle, she said, her ex-boyfriend ran out in front of the vehicle and was struck by the car. She claimed she was driving the vehicle when the hit occurred.

Witnesses told deputies Orr’s husband was actually driving. They claimed Orr, her husband, and a child got into the vehicle, and the driver – who had left the scene – went straight toward Orr’s ex, who was then struck by the vehicle.

Witnesses told deputies they heard Orr screaming to “Go!” several times after the man was hit. When her husband high-centered the car on a fallen tree that was hidden in tall grass, he fled the scene.

Orr was adamant that she had been driving the vehicle, Hendricks reported.

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