Thursday, December 3, 2020

Couple Arrested After Destroying Motel Room

A Vian woman and a Sallisaw man were arrested Nov. 15 and charged with malicious injury to property (over $1,000), a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for up to two years or a fine of up to $1,000 or both.

Sheena Dawn Fothergill, 36, and Charles R. Davis, 26, are set to appear before Judge Kyle Waters at 9 a.m. on Dec. 16.

According to a police report, on Nov. 15, an employee of the Sallisaw Inn reported that a room there had been badly damaged by its residents, Sheena Fothergill and Charles Davis. 

A look at the room revealed a trash-strewn mess with beds askew, a broken TV, shattered remote control, a broken and filthy microwave and more. The officer took photos of the damage as evidence.

The officer knew the two from previous domestic encounters and from seeing them panhandling at the corner of Cherokee Avenue and McGee, so he was able to quickly track them down. 

Fothergill told the officer they had checked out of the room that morning. When asked about the condition of the room, she apologized and said Davis did the damage because he was schizophrenic and “off his meds.” The officer asked Fothergill why she didn’t notify the hotel of the damage before they left and she couldn’t come up with an answer.

Both were transported to the Sallisaw Jail without incident.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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