A Sallisaw man pleaded not guilty Oct. 15 to a charge of first-degree burglary, police reports show.
Randy Cheater, 38, faces up to 20 years in prison on the felony count. He was released on $5,000 bond and his next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.
On Oct. 7, a Sallisaw police officer was dispatched to a residence in reference to a burglary in progress. When the officer arrived at the scene, he saw a male, identified as Cheater, who was handcuffed and being held in the back of a patrol car while officers spoke to the reporting party who said Randy had kicked her front door in and entered her home after she would not agree to give him money or obtain a loan to give him money.
Once inside, Cheater allegedly began looking for items to take and grabbed an X-Box system. He then left the house with the X-Box but he threw it in the bushes outside the home.
The woman stated she was afraid of Cheater and said she believed that he would hurt someone in her home.
Cheater was transported to the Sallisaw Police Department without further incidence.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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