A Muldrow man was arrested Jan. 17 and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, court records reveal.
Raymond Marquez, 24, faces up to 10 years in the State Penitentiary on the felony count.
On Jan. 16, a Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol when he was dispatched in reference to a knife assault. Upon his arrival he came into contact with Marquez, who said he and his family had been drinking. He said he had touched his younger sister on the shoulder and his brother, Gauge Marquez, asked him to stop pushing her. Raymond told his brother he was not pushing her and touched her on the shoulder again. That’s when, he said, Gauge pushed him, prompting Raymond to hit Gauge in the face with a spatula.
The deputy then made contact with Gauge, who had a small laceration on his right cheek. Gauge said Raymond had pushed his sister several times. After the fifth push, Gauge said Raymond hit him in the face with a knife, causing the laceration, and then placed him in a chokehold. Another brother, Anthony, was able to pull Raymond off Gauge, who described the weapon as a blue steak knife.
Raymond Marquez was then placed under arrest and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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