Monday, August 8, 2016

Hartford Man Charged in District Court

A Hartford man was charged Aug. 3 in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

Jesse Emanuel Harris, 30, was arrested by Roland police on July 30 at a Roland hotel.

The officer reported he was contacted by a Fort Smith narcotics officer who had a warrant for Harris, and whom he believed was staying in the Roland hotel. The Fort Smith officer asked the Roland officer to take Harris into custody on the Fort Smith warrant.

The Roland officer then found Harris and arrested him on the Fort Smith warrant. While searching Harris the officer found a set of brass knuckles in the suspect’s pocket.

A search of the room uncovered a bag Harris claimed was his, and in the bag the officer found a black lockbox. Harris gave the combination to the officer, who unlocked the box and found three plastic bags containing a white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine. The bags weighed a total of 7.4 grams. Also found were a digital scales and a smoking pipe.

Harris was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail in Sallisaw.

His next court appearance is set for Sept. 7 on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters disposition docket.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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