Cherokee County prosecutors charged a Tahlequah man arrested Sunday with three felonies and a misdemeanor.

Brandon Kirk Hembree, 18, remained in the McClain County Jail Tuesday.

He was formally charged there Monday with attempted first-degree burglary and resisting an executive officer, and his bond was set at $20,000.

Local court records show Hembree was charged here this week with possession of a stolen vehicle, second-degree burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious injury to property. His bond was set at $100,000 on an arrest warrant signed by Associate District Judge Mark Dobbins.

Cherokee County Chief Investigator Jason Chennault sent a copy of the local warrant to McClain County authorities Tuesday.

Hembree could also face charges in Muskogee County as a result of an alleged summer crime spree.

Prosecutors say Hembree had a 2006 Mitsubishi stolen from Craig Post on Aug. 11.

They also allege he broke into Carolyn Talley’s home that same day, hitting her garage door with a vehicle and damaging a boat on a trailer at her residence. The final count indicates Hembree assaulted Sheriff’s Deputy John C. Wofford with a vehicle on Aug. 11.

Possession of a stolen vehicle is punishable by imprisonment for one to five years and/or a fine of $500 to $5,000.

The burglary count carries a possible sentence of two to seven years, and the malicious injury to property count is punishable by imprisonment for up to a year and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

The assault count is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years or a year in the county jail.

Assistant District Attorney Nikki Baker Dotson is prosecuting the case.


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