Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Eubanks Charged With Harboring Fugitive

A felony arrest warrant was issued Feb. 26 for a Sallisaw woman charged with harboring a fugitive from justice.

Jolene Hager Eubanks, 46, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Her bond was set at $5,000.

According to court records, on Feb. 3, two Sallisaw police officers learned that Ronald Hager, who was known to have a valid felony warrant in Sequoyah County, was in the parking lot of an area business.

When officers arrived at the location, they encountered Jolene Hager in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, with Ronald Hager, head down, in the back seat. He was then removed from the vehicle and transported to the Sallisaw Police Department.

On Feb. 4, one of the officers got a call from a Sequoyah County Mental Health Court official, who stated that she had previously spoken with Jolene Hager about Ronald’s warrant. The official gave the officer a screenshot of a text message she had sent Jolene stating, “Warrants have been issued for Ronald Hager and for Jolene for harboring a fugitive.”

The officers then went to the Hager home to speak with Jolene, who agreed that she was the person in the car when Ronald Hager was arrested the day before. She denied knowing that he had a felony warrant when he was arrested. When she was asked about the text message the mental health court official had sent her, Jolene said she never received it.

In a separate conversation with an officer, Jolene admitted getting the text and she gave the officer permission to search her phone.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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