Monday, August 26, 2019

Sallisaw Man Flees Arrest


A man who tried to run from Sallisaw Police Department officers has been charged with a charge of escape from felony arrest or detention, records show.

Raymond Gillispie, 32, of Sallisaw was arrested on the felony charge Aug. 15 at a home in the city, records show. Police had been trying to contact him for about a week because of the man’s outstanding warrants.

When told he was under arrest, Gillispie ran from the scene with the officer in pursuit.

After a short chase, Gillispie was apprehended by an SPD detective after a struggle at the intersection of Ida and Oak Street.

Records show Gillispie was convicted in 2011 of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. In 2015, he was convicted of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number. In 2016, Gillispie was convicted of bringing contraband into a jail and malicious injury to property.

Gillispie’s current charge carries a punishment of up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer


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