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Police/Courts

January 17, 2013

Arpelar man pleads to using vehicle to assault police

McALESTER — An Arpelar man received prison time for eluding and assaulting police with his vehicle.

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.

On Jan. 10, Scott pleaded no contest to the charges filed against him and was sentenced to eight years, with the last five years suspended. He was also fined $975.

According to court records, McAlester police officer Chris Troussel 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 has been in custody at the Pittsburg County jail since Dec. 30 and is waiting to be transferred to the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. He was unavailable for comment at presstime.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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