Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cheater Charged

Colton Dwayne Cheater, 25, of Muldrow, whose run-in with law enforcement on April 21 caused Gore Schools to close for the day, now faces multiple charges in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw.

Cheater was charged Thursday in district court with first-degree burglary, domestic abuse-assault and battery, leaving the scene of an accident involving damage, obstructing an officer, threatening to perform act of violence and unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a prescription.

According to the police officer who arrested Cheater, the suspect was hiding from police after wrecking his car the night before, and barricaded himself in his ex-girlfriend’s mobile home in Gore. The incident evolved into a stand-off in the early morning hours of April 21, which resulted in Gore School cancelling classes for the day. 

According to police, Cheater, using a cell phone, threatened his ex-girlfriend over the nights of April 20 and 21, then broke into her mobile home. Police tracked Cheater down by tracing the cell phone. During the stand-off police reported Cheater also threatened them.

Sheriff Ron Lockhart eventually talked Cheater into coming out of the mobile home. Cheater surrendered at 7:45 a.m. April 21, after a standoff of about two and a half hours.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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