Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Roland Man Puts Up a Fight Before Arrest

A Roland man was arrested Oct. 31 and charged with three felony counts of assault and battery, according to court records.

Jesse Tyler Harvey, 29, faces two counts of assault and battery on a police officer and one count of aggravated assault on a peace officer. The assault and battery counts are punishable by a fine of up to $500 or up to five months in prison or both, while the aggravated charge carries a penalty of a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to five years or both.

His bond was set at $4,500 and he was released Nov. 1.

On Oct. 31, two Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to arrest Harvey for public intoxication near a public alley behind the Shady Lane Apartments in Roland. Harvey was highly intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol.

Deputies became involved with Harvey that night after the man’s wife called 911 to report that he had cut himself and had left their apartment armed with the weapon.

Harvey reportedly assaulted a deputy, head-butted him, tried to grab his holstered weapon, his belt and his vest before kicking the officer in the chest. When backup arrived, officers had to use force to get Harvey into a patrol car, but once he got to the Sequoyah County Jail, his behavior improved.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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