Friday, March 27, 2020

Charge Added to Gore Assault Suspect’s Record

A Gore man charged March 3 with assault and battery recently had another felony charge added to his record, a police report reveals.

In addition to a charge of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, Tyler Wilson Hediger, 31, was charged March 18 with bringing contraband into a jail facility. 

The police report indicates that a Sequoyah County detention officer asked Hediger if he had anything illegal on him before he was booked in to the jail on the earlier charge. Hediger said he was clean, but a search of his pants pocket revealed a hard, green substance. Hediger told the officer it was “just hash,” but a field test indicated the presence of THC. The suspected drugs were sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for further testing.

The contraband charge is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for up to five years and/or a fine of up to $1,000. He faces up to 10 years in the penitentiary on the assault and battery charge.

The assault and battery charge stems from a violent altercation March 3 between another man and Hediger that left the other man injured.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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