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Sheriff's Reports 5-2-24: Woman arrested for allegedly shooting gun 'around' man

A woman was arrested after she said she shot "around" a man for him supposedly having naked photos of her.


On April 24, Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Tanner Hendley was called to North Baker Road after a woman allegedly fire a gun at a man. The man said Emily Bradley fired two shots at him because she believed there were naked photos of her on his phone and a laptop. The phone and laptop were turned over to deputies and the phone was returned to the man after it was determined those were not needed. A family member spoke with deputies and said Bradley was "extremely irritated" because she thought the man had naked photos of her on his phone. The family member said Bradley grabbed a .22 revolver before entering the room where the man was and fired at him. The woman spoke with Deputy Nick Chute and admitted to aiming the gun "around" the man, and shot to the left of him and to the right of him. Bradley was arrested and booked for unlawful discharge of a firearm in a dwelling.


Lt. Hendley was dispatched to Dollar General in Woodall April 28 due to a theft report. Dispatch advised that customers walked out of the store with a basket full of grocery items and they were headed toward Tahlequah. The man suspected of stealing groceries was seen getting into a white Ford SUV and Hendley was able to obtain the tag number. That tag number returned to an address in Tahlequah. Hendley was headed to that residence when he observed the Ford SUV on Willis Road. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Justin Benjamin Layne. Hendley advised Layne to put his hands behind his back and the man reportedly said he "figured" he was going to jail because his passenger, Cruzton Bay Carey, stole food from Dollar General. Carey said he was trying to get food and already dropped it off at a residence on Willis Road. Hendley noticed a small child standing outside the vehicle and then moved to the middle of the road. Hendley quickly grabbed the boy and put him back inside the vehicle, unharmed. Deputies searched the vehicle before it was impounded and found a grinder with marijuana in it. Neither Layne or Carey claimed ownership. The grocery items were recovered and returned to the store. Layne was booked for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving under suspension, and warrants. Carey was booked for petit larceny and warrants.


On April 24, Lt. Hendley responded to North Walking Stick Street for a man who was reportedly dancing in a family member's yard and swinging on a pole. Michael Lee Fuller was found sitting on a swing in the middle of the yard. The homeowner came out and said Fuller was "on something" and causing a scene. Fuller began swinging on a rope before lying on the ground. The man was asked if he consumed anything and he allegedly said he must of gotten a "bad batch." Fuller was arrested for public intoxication and transported to jail.

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