Rogers County Man In Jail For Attempting To Take Deputy's Weapon

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 10:53 pm
By: Justin Shrair

A Rogers County Deputy tased a man after he says that man punched him and went after his gun.

That deputy was taking James Hill to jail after Verdigris Police say they found drugs and guns at the Hill’s house.

Suzanne Tomasko and her husband have lived in this area for about 40 years. She says when she found out her neighbor was arrested she was surprised. 

"When I found out they were going to arrest him I figured it was drugs I mean there's never been the only action is him and all those cars," said Tomasko.

Verdigris Police say a tip led to Hill’s arrest. Inside his home officers found drugs and a “small arsenal”.

"Found numerous firearms, loaded magazines, a lot of ammunition, handguns, long guns, AR-15s, mini 14, double mags stacked together, a 308 sniper rifle," said Verdigris Police Chief Jack Shackelford.

Then on the way to jail, Rogers County Deputies say Hill started acting up in the car.

"The suspect was able to get both hands on the gun to overcome that and actually raise the gun out of the holster," said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton.

The deputy was able to pull over to the side of the road as he was fighting the suspect. The deputy says Hill threatened to kill him, but he was able to tase the man and subdue him.

"It certainly is an indicator of just how dangerous these guys and gals jobs are every day," said Sheriff Walton.

That deputy was not hurt and Hill is in jail waiting for charges to be filed. Local authorities say the ATF may also get involved to see if Hill broke any federal gun laws.