A Roland man was charged Aug. 3 in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, for an alleged assault on his grandmother.
Raymond Daniel Dean, 35, faces a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse, assault and battery.
According to the investigator’s report filed with the charges, Dean assaulted the woman, a Muldrow resident, with a knife and then hit her several times and choked her. The felony carries a life imprisonment sentence and the misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment up to one year and a $5,000, or both.
Police were called to a Roland apartment at about 8:45 p.m. July 29 when a neighbor heard a female screaming for help. When the officer knocked on the door and it opened he saw an older woman and Dean in the residence. The officer reported seeing blood on Dean’s shirt and on the woman’s arm. The officer was able to get the female out of the apartment, but when the officer asked Dean to turn around and put his hands behind his back, Dean slammed the door in his face.
After several more attempts to get Dean out of the residence, over a two to three minute time period, Dean was seen in the kitchen pointing at his neck. Officers saw Dean had a knife wound, later found to be self-inflicted, on his neck. The officers broke the door down to aid Dean. He was taken by ambulance to a Fort Smith hospital for treatment of a half-inch knife wound, according to the report.
The woman told officers the two were fighting over her debit card. The woman received treatment for a cut on her arm by first responders. The woman told investigators she has raised Dean since he was “a little boy.”
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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