A 26-year-old man from Gans was booked into the Sequoyah County Jail in Sallisaw on several charges after, in his attempt to flee from police, he drove through a police investigation.
Darin Schmidt was booked on assault and battery, having a dangerous weapon, petty larceny, public intoxication, and leaving the scene of an accident involving damage.
Muldrow Police Chief George Lawson said Schmidt began the evening on Tuesday by shoplifting two six packs of beer from the Quickway Convenience Store in Muldrow.
He then got into an argument in the store’s parking lot with his sister, and was “jerking her around by the hair.”
A woman in a nearby vehicle, Shawna Snow, 38, saw the assault and tried to intervene. Lawson said Schmidt retrieved a baseball bat from the back of Snow’s truck and “conked her in the head with it.”
He then stole a vehicle, left running in the parking lot by a store customer, and drove away. He drove away and into the scene of an investigation by Muldrow police into a shooting on Southwest 9th Street.
Lawson said Schmidt drove in between two buildings, before crashing into a third. He then “took off on foot.”
Later on Tuesday evening, Lawson said Schmidt showed up at his uncle’s house, and began “beating up on his uncle’s house and vehicle.” Police were called and Schmidt was arrested and taken to the Muldrow Police Department.
At the department, Lawson said Officer Jerry Brook recognized Schmidt, and he was booked into the county jail on numerous charges, and where he is being held without bond.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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