Friday, October 20, 2017

Competency Exam Ordered for Homeless Man

A 28-year-old man, who identified himself as God and was arrested on Oct. 13, was charged in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, on Oct. 17 with knowingly concealing stolen property and endangering others while eluding police.

The man, later identified as Lloyd Gordon, was later found by investigators to be driving a white 2009 Chevrolet 2500 truck reported stolen from near a homeless shelter in South Carolina. Gordon told police he was homeless.

After a foot chase and vehicle pursuit Gordon was arrested in Sallisaw hiding in a trash dumpster behind Game Stop in Sallisaw.

The arresting sheriff’s deputy reported that on Oct. 13 he was dispatched to the Interstate 40 westbound rest area to investigate a panhandler who was in a white truck. He found Gordon wearing an orange traffic vest who was asking to use visitors’ cell phones.

The suspect identified himself as another man from New York, and told the deputy he did not know who was driving the truck. The deputy reported he tried to detain the suspect for the purpose of identification, but the suspect then ran south toward I40. The deputy said he caught the suspect and tried to deploy his Taser, which failed. Other deputies arrived to help with the pursuit and search for Gordon, who could not be found.

A short time later the deputies were informed Gordon had returned to the rest area and was driving west in the white truck. Sallisaw police then joined in the pursuit that reached 115 miles per hour. Sallisaw police reported the truck crashed near the 308 mile marker and the suspect fled on foot.

Deputies found Gordon in the dumpster and he was taken into custody.

After the charges against Gordon were filed in district court, Associate District Judge Kyle Waters ordered Thursday that Gordon undergo a competency exam.

His case is on Judge Waters’ Nov. 1 disposition docket.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Shotgun Found at Felon’s Home

A Vian man was charged Tuesday in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, with possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction.

George Edward Drew, 54, was arrested at his home in Vian on Oct. 12 during a child welfare check. Officers found a black Rossi break-over 12-gauge shotgun in his home. Drew was convicted in 2015 of unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. It was found after the arrest that Drew also had outstanding warrants out of the Coweta Police Department.

At the same time, officers arrested Carla Uselton who said she was Drew’s wife. She was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of LeFlore County.

Drew was released on a $10,000 bond on Friday.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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Sallisaw Fall Cleanup Begins Monday

The city of Sallisaw reminds residents that the annual fall cleanup begins on Monday.

Items left for pick up must be divided into separate piles for brush, junk, and metal. Items must not be stacked near water meters, gas meters, or fire hydrants.

City crews will only go through each neighborhood once. Once they pass a street, crews will not return and residents will be responsible for disposal.

The service is for residential customers only. Any debris left from contractors must be disposed of by the contractor. The city will not pick up any debris from construction or land clearing of any type.

Do not allow persons to bring material to a residence from outside the city or other locations. This service is for city residents only. If material is suspected of coming from another location, the city will not pick it up and resident will be responsible for the disposal.

All items must be curbside by 7 a.m. on the start date of the cleanup.

Citizens may start placing items curbside one week prior to cleanup start date.

Items must be stacked neatly curbside. Do not stack items near gas meters or fire hydrants.

Metal must be separated from other material. 

The City will not pick up: 

-Any debris, refuse, or other waste from contractors; contractors must dispose of these things themselves

-Any debris or yard waste from land clearing of any type

-Used batteries, used tires, oil, paint or other hazardous materials, as per ODEQ regulations.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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Muldrow Police Investigating Thefts

Muldrow police are looking into thefts recently on Birch Street, north and south of Shawntel Smith Boulevard.

Police Chief George Lawson said, “We kind of have an idea of who the suspect is. But two plus two has got to equal four, and we haven’t quite got there yet.”

Lawson said the misdemeanor thefts include a bicycle, fishing poles, etc.

Anyone who sees someone suspicious in this area, knows anything about the thefts, or might have been approached by someone trying to sell items of this nature, is asked to please contact the police department at 918-427-3296.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bassnanza Fishing Tournament Set for Nov. 4

Gone Fishin!

That’s the sign the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce and many bass fishermen will be hanging up come Nov. 4 when the chamber’s annual Kerr Lake Bassnanza fishing tournament kicks off.

Those planning to enter have only until Oct. 25 to get their information and fees in to earn a free T-shirt.

The 13th annual Bassnanza tournament is offering $4,000 for first place, and 100 percent payback to the entrants. The entry fee is $150 per boat and $25 for the Big Bass money. Fisherpersons may enter at the Sallisaw Chamber office at 301 E. Cherokee or by visiting the chamber’s website at or on Facebook. The website also has the tournament rules. For information, contact the chamber at 918-775-2558.

Fishing will begin on the morning of Nov. 4, and the weigh-in will be at the Cherokee Casino in Sallisaw, where the fisherpersons and their families will be treated to a free meal.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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Plans Underway for Halloween on Elm Street

The Sallisaw Police Department will be holding the annual Halloween on Elm Street from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.

The department’s Katie Horton is in charge of the preparations, and she said Police Chief Terry Franklin invites all organizations, churches and other groups to join in the fun.

For the Halloween street festival, the police department closes off Elm Street in front of the Sallisaw Civic Center. The festival has grown so much, it has spread into Chickasaw Street in front of the police department.

Local groups who want to participate set up tables and booths along both sides of Elm Street to offer treats and other goodies to kids in costumes. Games are also played and sponsored by the groups, and a Bounce Around will be set up, Horton said.

Horton asks that those groups planning to participate contact her at 918-775-4177, extension 517, to record their plans.

Halloween on Elm Street has grown throughout the years, and over 2,000 trick or treaters and their parents attended last year, Horton said.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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Barbecue Will Benefit Special Victims Unit

Eating good for a good cause is a great way to kick off the weekend.

A smoked pork barbecue lunch will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the Sallisaw Civic Center. Proceeds from the barbecue will benefit the Sallisaw Police Special Victims Unit.

The Special Victims Unit helps those who are victims of domestic or child abuse.

The meal includes a barbecue sandwich, chips, barbecue beans, a drink and dessert, and will be $8 per plate.

Those who would like a carry-out order are asked to call and place their order by Thursday. The phone number is 918-315-2842. Meals can also be delivered in Sallisaw.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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