Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Authorities Shoot Suspects' Tire
Charles were filed against the two, Brian Lee Walker, 40 of Porum and Casey Gann, 25 of Gore, last week in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw.
According to the officers' report, an undercover sting was set up to capture those who allegedly stole two vehicles, a black Dodge Magnum and a Dodge pickup truck. However, when officers attempted to stop the man and woman in the parking lot during the sting, the male driver began to back the Mag- num in the direction of the officers. After ordering the driver to stop, one of the officers shot at a tire on the car. The driver still continued backward until the officer shot the tire again. The car ended up in a ditch in front of the diner.
The officers reported both suspects resisted arrest and had to be subdued. Both ere booked in the county jail on February 17.
The charges filed against Walker are: knowingly concealing stolen property, possession of a firearm during commission of a felon (a sawed-off shotgun found in the car), attempting to elude a police officer, resisting an officer and driving with a suspended or revoked license. Charges against Gann are: knowingly concealing stolen property, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and resisting an officer.
According to the report, the suspects did not include the pickup truck in the undercover buy.
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