A Sallisaw man was charged last week in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, with a felony charge of assault, battery, or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor charges of possession of controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
Jason Perez, 20, entered a not guilty plea to the charges on April 11 in district court.
According to the police report filed with the charges, two Sallisaw police officers were dispatched to the Northeastern Medical Center Sequoyah in regard to an individual with possible stab wounds. At the hospital officers spoke to the stabbing victim, Juan Ramos, who stated that he had been working in a back yard near an alley at 110 N Pine St when he was approached by two individuals who began to argue with him, call him a snitch and cuss him. Ramos identified the men as Jerry Hardbarger and an unidentified male.
Ramos stated that the unidentified man began to stab him resulting in stab wounds in the left hip and left wrist. Hardbarger also allegedly had a knife. Ramos stated that he feared for his life and began to run from the men. He ran to a neighbor's home and was taken to the hospital.
Ramos told authorities where he believed they could find the unidentified male. After approaching the residence a male matching the suspect's description ran past one of the officers yelling "you will never catch me". The individual was tazed by one of the officers with minimal effect. He was eventually subdued and handcuffed and identified himself as Jason Perez, 20.
The report goes on to state that a bag of green leafy like substance was located in Perez's left pocket.
Perez continued to be combative, allegedly attempting to head butt an officer and once arriving at the jail continued to struggle and tried to fight with the jailer.
At the time of the report the other male individual, Hardbarger, had not been located.
Perez was released from jail on April 4th on a $10,000 bond. His next court appearance is slated for May 2 on Associate Judge Kyle Waters disposition docket.
KXMX News Staff
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