Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies took a report Oct. 29 from a black man who said a neighbor was verbally threatening him and posting signs referencing the Ku Klux Klan.
The victim told authorities the suspect accused him of stealing his firearms. Deputies said the suspect called the victim and clearly threatened to would kill him. The suspect also drove by the victim's house and called him a derogatory name. Signs were posted around the neighborhood that had references to the KKK on them. Next to one sign that detailed what happens to "black" people when they steal was a pair of black overalls hanging from a tree that appeared to represent an African American male. Deputies requested an arrest warrant for the suspect.
Deputies took a vandalism report at Smith's Septic on Oct. 29 from Ricky Dewayne Smith, who said someone stuffed leaves and paper into a fuel tank of a backhoe and then stole several tools.
On Oct. 29, Deputy Ryan Robison arrested Alan Dale Zahn, 59, Tahlequah, for domestic assault and battery. He was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center, where he was booked.
Deputy Tanner Hendley issued Roger Dale Parker, 63, Hulbert, a citation on Oct. 29 for failure to compel child to attend school.
On Aug. 26, deputies received information of a video that showed a 16-year-old boy pouring alcohol on the floor, some of which got on a cat, and then lit it on fire. The cat's tail also caught fire. The teen told authorities it was an accident and that the cat was fine.
Deputies requested arrest warrants for suspects on Oct. 27 after authorities recovered a stolen 2010 Polaris RZR 800.
On Oct. 28, deputies requested an arrest warrant for a man after they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his possession while responding to a motor vehicle collision. The suspect was transported to a Tulsa hospital for his injuries.
Deputies responded on Oct. 28 to the unattended death of Jerry Leon McManus, 58, Welling.
Betty Botts reported on Oct. 30 that a Swisher Trim-N-Mow was stolen from her Hulbert residence.
During a traffic stop, Deputy Justin Gifford arrested Katherine Grace Gay, 19, Welling, on Oct. 30 for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. She was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center, where she was booked.
McKenzie Thompson told deputies an intruder broke into her vehicle Oct. 31 while she was hiking at Sparrowhawk. She said several items were missing and the battery cable had been disconnected.