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January 5, 2013

Arpelar man accused of eluding, assaulting police

McALESTER — An Arpelar man was recently accused of eluding and using his vehicle to assault local police.

Gerald Thomas Scott, 31, was charged Dec. 31 in Pittsburg County District Court with felony assault on a police officer with a dangerous weapon, felony assault and battery on a police officer with a dangerous weapon and felony eluding a police officer.

According to court records, McAlester police officer Chris Troussell was engaged in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 2:35 a.m. on Dec. 30.

“During this pursuit we were traveling north bound on 6th Street from Seminole and (McAlester police) officer Preston Rodgers set a road block up on 6th Street just south of Wyandotte,” the affidavit states. “Gerald Scott swerved his vehicle at Officer Rodgers causing (him) to have to take evasive action.

“The pursuit went to (U.S.) Highway 69 and then north. (McAlester police) officer Ken Bethune was attempting to pass Scott to get far enough ahead to set up stop sticks,” the affidavit continues. “We were north bound on (U.S.) Highway 69 almost at Mt. Moriah Road when Officer Bethune made this attempt. Gerald Scott swerved at Officer Bethune’s car, making contact with Officer Bethune’s car.”

Scott was arrested and transported to the Pittsburg County jail, where he remains in custody in lieu of a $150,000 bond. He was unavailable for comment at presstime today.

If convicted, Scott is facing life imprisonment. He is due back in court Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. to face charges.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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