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Sheriff's Reports 6-12-24: Arrestee accused of threatening to 'kill' deputy, family

A combative man allegedly threatened to kill a deputy and his family as he was being booked into jail.

On June 3, Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Richardson was dispatched to South 512 Road due to a verbal domestic call wherein a man allegedly slapped a woman. Deputies arrived to find Tyler Mouse and a woman, who pointed toward the man and said, "It was him." Richardson told Mouse to come toward him, but the man cussed at the deputy and claimed he didn't do anything. Another woman, who was the victim, said Mouse slapped her and she wanted to press charges. The deputy said Mouse had a strong odor of alcohol on his person and he was slurring his speech. Mouse refused to comply when deputies told him to put his hands behind his back. Mouse was taken to the ground and placed into custody. He was transported to jail and booked for domestic assault and public intoxication. Deputy Dustin Tannehill said Mouse kept saying he was going to kill him and his family as he was being booked into jail.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy Nick Chute was in the area of State Highway 82 and Killabrew Road June 4 when he noticed a vehicle speeding 78 mph in a marked 65 mph zone. Chute pulled onto the highway and conducted a traffic stop when he met with Corey Stephens and Kendra Lizama. Stephens advised that he didn't have a driver's license and he had warrants. The vehicle didn't have insurance. The driver was arrested while Lizama reportedly refused to exit the vehicle. She eventually complied. Deputies searched the vehicle and located a black case under the passenger seat that contained a glass smoking device and what Chute believed to be methamphetamine. Stephens was transported to jail and booked for the warrants, speeding, no driver's license, and no insurance. Lizama was booked for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia, and allowing an unauthorized person to operate a motor vehicle.

On May 28, Lt. Tanner Hendley was on patrol near Killabrew Road and 690 Road when he observed the driver of a truck who failed to dim their headlights. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Tyler James Samuels. The driver handed Hendley a bill of sale that was written on a piece of paper and said his driver's license was suspended, but he paid it and it "should be good." It was discovered that Samuels' license was suspended, the vehicle's tag was expired, and there was no insurance to the vehicle. Hendley also found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and on Samuels' person. Samuels was arrested and booked on tribal charges

Lt. Hendley was patrolling State Highway 10 May 26 when he observed a truck swerving on the road. He pulled the vehicle over and met with the drier, Michael Nicolas Montgomery, who appeared intoxicated and admitted to consuming alcohol earlier that day. Montgomery was arrested after a field sobriety test and booked for driving under the influence and driving left of center.


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