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Police Reports 5-11-23: convicted felon found with stolen gun

A local man was arrested after he fled from officers during a pedestrian stop.

On May 1, Tahlequah Police Officer Steffon Herd was patrolling the area of South Mission Avenue when he observed a man and woman walking against the flow of traffic. Christopher Loveall handed the officer an ID card and the woman claimed she didn’t have any identification on her. Loveall was wanted and told to place his hands behind his back. The man allegedly told Herd he was almost home and asked to be let go. Loveall dropped his backpack and fled on foot before he was tackled to the ground. During the struggle, Loveall said he had a gun in his waistband. Loveall claimed he ran because he was felon and had a weapon on him. Herd said the gun was loaded; one in the chamber and a full magazine. Dispatch advised the firearm was reportedly stolen out of Cherokee County. Officers looked through the backpack Loveall dropped and found two scales, three needles, and three baggies. Loveall was transported to jail and booked for obstructing an officer, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, possession of drug paraphernalia, and knowingly concealing stolen property.

Officers were dispatched to Bluebird Lane April 30 due to a man who was reportedly suicidal and possibly armed with a firearm. Billy McCoy became agitated and uncooperative with officers as they tried to investigate the matter. A struggle ensued between the intoxicated man and officers. McCoy kicked officers as they were trying to place him in the back of a patrol vehicle. McCoy was taken to jail where he was physically combative with detention officers and had to be placed in a restraint chair. McCoy allegedly told officers he was going to kill them. McCoy was booked on tribal charges of assault and battery on a police officer, threats to perform acts of violence, resisting arrest, and public intoxication.

Officer Zach Adams conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for running a red light April 20. The vehicle pulled to Hit N Run gas station and the driver and passenger exited the vehicle. Adams said there was a language barrier so Officer Bruce Gower responded to help translate. Omar Gonzalez was arrested for a warrant, failing to stop at a red light, and driving without a driver’s license. The passenger, Ronald Gonzalez, was arrested for public intoxication.

On April 29, Officer Gower responded to Lola Lane due to two people who were yelling at one another. Three people were outside as Gower arrived and the homeowner said Peyton Meech entered his residence without permission. Meech claimed she was invited to the house. She was arrested and booked on tribal charges for public intoxication.

Officer Mitchell Sellers was dispatched to Days Inn April 29 for a domestic incident. The victim had visible injuries and said Juan Solis assaulted her. Solis stepped outside and was detained. He claimed he pushed the woman after she tried to “attack” him. Solis was transported to jail and booked for domestic assault and battery.


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