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Police Reports 8-10-23: man arrested for making threats against woman

A local man called the VA hotline and allegedly claimed he was going to kill a woman.

On Aug. 1, Tahlequah Police Officer Austin Hughart was dispatched to Seminary Avenue for a welfare check. Dispatch advised that Veterans Affairs stated Jared Slaughter was making threats. The VA said Slaughter called its hotline and said he was going to hurt a woman. Officers had been called to the same apartment earlier. Hughart went to the apartment of the woman and it appeared she had already left. The officer was about to leave when dispatch said the VA was advising that Slaughter said he could see Hughart from a distance and he was waiting for officers to leave so he could hurt the woman. Officer Zach Adams made contact with Slaughter, who was seated on the grass. Slaughter reportedly told officers that he was “going to kill that bitch.” Slaughter was arrested for making threats and escorted to Hughart’s patrol vehicle. The man sat on the ground and refused to stand up. Slaughter became uncooperative and had to be forcefully removed from detention officers at the Cherokee County Detention Center. Slaughter was booked for threatening to perform a violent act and resisting arrest.

Officer Bryan Swim responded to the NEO Health Tahlequah Medical Center building Aug. 2 due to a man who was possibly armed, reportedly suicidal, and had locked himself in a restroom. Swim met with Kyler Welch in the restroom and found no firearms on him. The officer said Welch appeared to have difficulties with mental state and refused to leave the property to go to the local hospital for treatment. Officers informed Welch that he was trespassed from the property, and he still refused to leave. A family member also tried to get Welch to seek treatment and to leave the building and he still refused. Swim noticed damage to the restroom where Welch locked himself inside. A witness told officers they heard Welch yelling that he had a gun and he was going to “blow her fu**ing head off.” A mental health professional said Welch could be evaluated while incarcerated if he appeared to be in a drug-induced psychosis. Welch was booked on tribal charges for trespassing, threaten to perform act of violence, obstructing an officer, and vandalism/destruction of property.

On Aug. 3, Officer Chris Smith was called to Pamela Street in regard to a domestic disturbance. The caller said there was yelling coming from an apartment where Theophilus Mollie was inside. The caller said Mollie was banned from the property. Smith found the man inside the apartment and Mollie was arrested for trespassing.


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