Thursday, September 21, 2017

Man Wanted for Assault with Deadly Weapon

A 27-year-old Sallisaw man was charged Tuesday in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, described as a red Hummer.

An arrest warrant was issued for Gregory Travis Cullum on Tuesday. Cullum is also wanted on charges of second-degree burglary and grand larceny.

The assault and battery charge alleges Cullum ran over a Sallisaw woman on Sept. 11.

The investigating officer reported he was on patrol on Chickasaw Avenue in Sallisaw just west of Hickory Street, when he saw a woman lying in the street and two persons waving at him for help.

The injured woman told the officer she was hit by Cullum, from who she was getting money owed to her. The officer reported that the victim told him, as she was being loaded into an ambulance, that Cullum was buying four hydrocodone pills from her when he drove off with the pills, knocking her to the street.

The victim was taken to Sequoyah Memorial Hospital where she later walked away without seeing a physician.

Interviewed again later, the victim told the investigating officer that she was only giving the pills to Cullum “because he was hurting.” She signed a statement that Cullum “took four hydrocodone (pills) from her as he drove away dragging her down the road.”

She later identified Cullum in a photo lineup, and a second person in the vehicle. The officer uncovered the name of the second person, who owned the Hummer. The owner then told the officer he took Cullum to Tahlequah after Cullum said he had just robbed the woman and needed “to go now.”

The assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge is punishable by 10 years in prison or one year in the county jail.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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