Monday, September 21, 2020

Stilwell Man Attacks EMT in Sallisaw

Taylor Ugene Tanner

A Stilwell man pleaded not guilty Sept. 9 to charges of assault and battery on an emergency medical technician as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer, malicious injury to property and public intoxication.

Taylor Ugene Tanner, 50, faces up to two years in the Department of Corrections on the assault charge.

According to a police report, a Sallisaw police lieutenant was dispatched to the Braum’s restaurant on South Kerr Boulevard where a paramedic said he was assaulted by an individual while performing his duties. He further stated that the individual had identified himself at Taylor Tanner, whom police had had dealings with before.

The paramedic said Tanner swung at him and his driver and he had to push Tanner away. Tanner also reportedly told the emergency medical technicians that he had recently done a shot of methamphetamine and didn’t feel right, which is why he called for the ambulance.

When officers approached Tanner at the intersection of South Kerr Boulevard and 59 Terrace, he appeared erratic, prompting police to arrest him. Tanner told the officers “I’m not going to jail tonight!” and started to walk away. An officer forced Tanner to the ground and handcuffed him.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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