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September 24, 2013

Man jailed after burglaries, fights

Alleged overnight spree keeps officers busy

A Muskogee man was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly robbed two stores and got into two disputes overnight.

Michael Myers, 18, was arrested on complaints of second-degree burglary, threatening to perform an act of violence and domestic assault and battery.

Cpl. Michael Mahan said a caller at midnight said Myers was at 1224 N. F St. and allegedly threatened to “shoot up the house.”

Mahan said Myers was acquainted with the caller.

A man walking his dog called police about 3:30 a.m. to report that the Dollar General at 207 East Side Blvd. had been broken into.

“Officers were able to view video surveillance of a subject who had been inside the store and had stolen items from the store,” Mahan said.

Myers allegedly grabbed clothing from the store and put some on over his clothes and attempted to take cigarettes, Mahan said.

Officers were then called about 4 a.m. to the Kum & Go at 29 W. Southside Blvd. Its burglar alarm had gone off after Myers allegedly broke the glass front door with a rock, Mahan said.

Store video again showed a man, alleged to be Myers, enter the closed convenience store and take beef jerky and cigarettes, he said.

Myers then went to his mother’s home at 3013 Elgin St. and got into a confrontation with a family member, Mahan said.

Myers allegedly left the home but ran back inside.

Mahan said Myers was “threatening to kill someone.”

Mahan said Derrell Thompson, who is in a relationship with one of the residents in the home, told police he thought Myers had a knife.

Thompson hit Myers in the head with a flashlight, pinned him down and waited for police, Mahan said. Officers did not find a knife on Myers.

Myers was treated at EASTAR Health System for a head injury and released. He was then arrested.

Myers is in the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility. He is expected to go before a judge at 3 p.m. today, at which time his bond will be set.

Reach Thad Ayers at (918) 684-2903 or tayers@muskogeephoenix.com.

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