Monday, September 21, 2020

Shots Fired When Ex-wife Breaks Into Home

A Sallisaw woman was arrested Aug. 29 and charged with first-degree burglary, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, police reports show.

Michelle L. Campbell Straut, 50, was scheduled to appear in court Sept. 10 but did not show, so a new bond was set at $10,000.

At 9:28 p.m. Aug. 29, a Sallisaw police lieutenant was dispatched to a Sallisaw residence on a report of someone breaking in. While on his way to the scene, dispatch reported that the suspect had kicked the door open and that the victim had fired shots from a rifle.

When law enforcement arrived, the victim, identified as Michael Campbell, met them outside the home. He was unarmed. The man said his former wife, Michelle Straut, had kicked in his door, come into the home and was screaming at him. He said he was asleep when she kicked open the door and startled him.

Michael Campbell said he then grabbed his .22 semi-automatic rifle and fired two shots into his ceiling. His former spouse then left the residence.

A neighbor told police she heard and saw the incident and had recorded it on her cellular telephone.

Officers then went to Straut’s home, where she quickly admitted to the break-in.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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