A Muldrow man is facing felony assault and battery charges after he allegedly attacked two Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies.
Christopher Keith Gawf, 25, was also charged with malicious injury to property (under $1,000), a misdemeanor.
According to an arrest report, the two deputies were dispatched to 474400 E. 1050 Road in reference to a man punching holes in the walls of a residence and throwing household items at the reporting party.
When they arrived, the deputies met with Gawf, who came walking down stairs at the home drinking a gallon-size container of what appeared to be tea. Gawf told deputies he knew why they were there and that he was not going to jail.
Gawf was reportedly chewing on the insides of his mouth, had dilated pupils and was speaking incoherently. He was detained and placed in one of the deputies’ patrol cars.
At the residence, one of the deputies spoke with the reporting party. The female said she believed Christopher Gawf was using drugs and told the deputies he became upset and broke several windows in the home and punched holes in walls.
Gawf was transported to the Sequoyah County Jail. After arriving there, the deputy removed Gawf’s seat belt and asked him to exit the vehicle, but the man positioned himself against the rear passenger’s side door and used his legs to propel himself toward the arresting officers while screaming that he was the devil.
Law enforcement personnel were forced to carry Gawf into the jail, where he bit one deputy on the leg and tried to bite, scratch and kick other officers who were attempting to help subdue him.
Gawf’s two felony charges of assault and battery on a police officer are punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $500 or both. The misdemeanor count carries a penalty of up to one year in the county jail, a fine of up to $500 or both.
Gawf was released on $6,000 bond. His next court appearance is at 1:30 p.m. April 29.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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