A Cherokee County man will stand trial on a charge of intimidation of a witness and assault with a dangerous weapon after a judge’s ruling last week.

Associate District Judge Mark Dobbins ordered Chuck Allen Eastham to return to court Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m. for a district court arraignment.

Eastham is free on bond.

Dobbins dismissed a count of assault with a dangerous weapon, which alleged Eastham was armed with a pool stick and used it to hold off Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission rangers on June 4.

Dobbins also dismissed parts of a count that alleged Eastham did the same with an ax handle.

He was ordered held for trial on allegations he used the ax handle to keep OSRC Ranger Wes Hahn away from him on June 4.

A count of feloniously pointing a firearm was also dismissed as it pertained to other victims, but Eastham is being charged with pointing the gun at Hahn.

The intimidation of a witness count was filed separately.

OSRC Ranger Stephanie Stephens is the victim in the case.

Assistant District Attorney David Pierce is prosecuting the case. Rex Earl Starr, a Stilwell attorney, represents Eastham.


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