, Muskogee, OK

Local News

October 12, 2011

Tahlequah man in critical condition after stabbing

TAHLEQUAH — TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah man was listed in critical condition after being stabbed early Tuesday morning.

Kanean Weeter Scott, 28, was stabbed multiple times according to an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation report.

Tahlequah police responded to a call at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday at Royal Oaks Apartments, 508 E. Ward St.

Mark Kenneth Coplen is being held without bond at the Cherokee County Detention Center on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon.

Scott was taken to Tahlequah City Hospital in serious condition, and transferred to an area hospital. The OSBI report says Scott underwent surgery and is in critical condition.

The report states neighbors told agents several people were drinking in the area, and Scott and Coplen began arguing about the noise.

Aaron Pack, a neighbor, said the apartment’s courtyard was littered with beer cans and debris.

“The courtyard is usually clean, but there was a lot of stuff out there while the police were looking around,” Pack said.

Reach Dylan Goforth at (918) 684-2925 or

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.