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Sheriff's Reports 2-26-24: Deputy finds unprescribed pills during traffic stop

A man was arrested for public intoxication and possession of a controlled dangerous substance after he almost struck a deputy’s patrol unit.

On Feb. 24, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Burkett was responding to Garden Walk apartments due to a report of a fight when a silver car tried to get over in front of him, causing him to brake to avoid striking the car. The deputy followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Malcolm Rudy Lincoln, had an odor of alcohol on his person and advised he had consumed one beer. Lincoln was asked to step out of the vehicle and Burkett noticed he was unsteady on his feet. Burkett patted the man down and found several Adderall pills, which Lincoln said he didn’t have a prescription to have. Lincoln was arrested and transported to jail for booking.

Deputy Burkett was parked across the Caney Ridge gas station Feb. 23 when he observed a vehicle with defective equipment on State Highway 100. A traffic stop was conducted on Welling Road and Burkett met with the driver, Stephen Sevenstar, who said he didn’t have a driver’s license nor insurance to the vehicle. Sevenstar was arrested and booked for driving without a valid driver's license.

On Feb. 25, Deputy Colt Oliver was dispatched to the Cherokee Nation Casino due to a man who was reportedly trespassing on the property. According to Oliver’s report, Mark Parrish had been banned from the casino two times and casino security said this was his third incident. Security said they wanted the man removed and they would press charges. Parrish was transported to jail and booked for trespassing.

Deputy Nick Chute was called to a residence Feb. 21 wherein a man was reportedly making threats and hitting the walls. Dispatch advised that Charles Crittenden had been trespassed from the property Jan. 24. A family member said Crittenden refused to leave when asked and they wanted to press charges. Crittenden was arrested and booked for trespassing.


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