Monday, March 26, 2018

Muldrow Investigation Reveals Gun Owner, Break-in Suspects

Dalton Geren

Kaitlyn Willet

Muldrow Police released the name of the young man arrested for having a weapon on school property on March 15, and have also connected him to the burglary and vandalism at the Muldrow Cherokee Community Center on Jan. 14.

Dalton Geren, 19, was arrested on the Muldrow School campus before classes on March 15 by Campus Officer Paul Larkade.

According to the police report, during the police interview with Geren, he said he knew something about the community center break in because he had a friend who said it was “fun.” Geren changed his story several times, and was eventually charged with the community center burglary as well by Muldrow Police Sgt. Mark Harkins.

On Friday Harkins interviewed Kaitlyn Willet, 18, about the burglary and she admitted her involvement as well as that of a 17-year-old male who was interviewed.

Harkins’ investigation indicates there may be additional charges in relation to another building that was broken into as well as some vandalism to a local cemetery by some if not all of these individuals.

Geren was charged March 15 in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw with a misdemeanor count of possession of a weapon on school property.

According to the report filed with the charge, the campus police were tipped off that Geren had weapons in his 2000 Toyota Tundra truck.

Officers and the high school principal got Geren out of his high school class and he admitted he had a gun in his truck. Geren took the officers and principal to the truck and showed them where the gun was.

The officers confiscated a .22-caliber rifle and two large knives. Geren told the officers he had the items in the truck because he was at Wilson Rock Park and forgot to remove them before coming to school.

Geren was released on a $2,500 bond, and was to be arraigned on the charge last Wednesday in district court.



Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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