Tahlequah Police Arrest Man For Assault With A Syringe

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 11:30 am
By: News On 6

Tahlequah Police arrested a man they say assaulted another man using a syringe.

Officers booked Jimmy Dale Briggs Jr. on complaints of assault and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, first degree burglary and threatening to perform violent acts to a police officer and family, according to the Tahlequah Daily Press.

Briggs broke into a room at the Oak Park Motel at 706 East Downing Street and stabbed a man repeatedly in the face, neck and back with a syringe, according to police.

He also tied a rope around the man's neck, threw a lamp at him and stole several items from him including cash and identity cards, an arrest report states.

Officers tracked Briggs down to an alley behind a Braum's on Thursday, April 10, the Daily Press reports. One of the arresting officers said Briggs was "bellicose" and threatened him and his family during the arrest.

For more, go to the Tahlequah Daily Press.