Friday, April 24, 2020

Vian Man Assaults Detention Officer

A Vian man who allegedly attacked a detention officer with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office is facing a pair of felony charges, arrest records reveal.

Gregory McIntyre III, 23, was charged April 22 with assault and battery on a police officer and bringing contraband into a jail facility. He pleaded not guilty to both counts.

On April 20, the deputy was on duty at the Sequoyah County Jail. While in booking, he heard scratching on the wall of a holding cell. He went to the window and saw McIntyre holding a spoon against the wall and scraping the end of it.

Concerned McIntyre was trying to make a weapon, the deputy drew his Taser and opened the cell door. After ordering McIntyre to stop, the deputy retrieved the spoon, ordering the man to get on the ground and put his hands on his head.

When the deputy tried to reopen the cell door, McIntyre reportedly got up and ran out of the cell, striking the deputy on the neck with his hand. The deputy then used the Taser on McIntyre, who fell to the ground and was handcuffed.

McIntyre’s next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. May 13.

Assaulting a police officer is punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $500, or both. The penalty for bringing contraband into a jail is punishable by up to five years in the State Penitentiary, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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