Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Sallisaw Man Faces Weapons Charge

Isaac Johnathon Smith

A Sallisaw man was charged July 25 with possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, a felony, and with two misdemeanors for attempting to elude a police officer and driving with a suspended license.

Isaac Johnathon Smith, 34, faces up to 10 years on the felony charge. The misdemeanor counts carry a penalty of one year in prison.

According to arrest records, on July 25, a Sallisaw police officer was on patrol in the area of Maple and Badger Lee when he spotted a vehicle driving left of center. When the officer activated his lights and sirens, the suspect vehicle kept going, finally stopping at a residence on East 1050 Road.

Smith was ordered from the vehicle and handcuffed. During a search, a 9mm bullet was found in his pocket, but Smith said there were no weapons in the car.

Under the seat, however, police found a loaded .22-caliber pistol.

Smith was convicted in May 2020 of the same weapons charge. He was also convicted in May of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol -- second offense, driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs -- second offense and unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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