Rogers County Sheriff's Office: Drunk Taunts Lands Man In Jail

Monday, July 26th 2010, 1:48 pm
By: News On 6

CLAREMORE, OK -- A 44-year-old Rogers County man was arrested over the weekend after deputies felt the man was trying to lure them into an ambush.

The Rogers County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to Union Pacific railroad property at state Highway 88 and East 520 Road. When deputies arrived they were unable to locate the man until they heard loud yelling.

Deputies say the man, identified as Richard H. Fox, yelled at them, "Come on white cops! You can't catch me, you don't have any Indian blood in you."

"It appeared pretty evident that this man was trying to lure deputies into the dark area and was maybe planning an ambush," said Rogers County Sheriff's Sgt. Joe Batt.

After confronting Fox, sheriff's deputies struggled to take him into custody.

During his arrest, deputies discovered a knife lying on the ground where they had arrested Fox.

"It was near where he was trying to place his hands," said Sergeant Joe Batt. "It seems impossible for the knife to have fallen out of its case and landed under [Fox's] stomach."

"He [Fox] was aware of our presence for over twenty-minutes and failed to flee the area; then he taunts us trying to lure us into that dark area where he was," Sgt. Joe Batt said.

Fox was arrested and booked into the Rogers County Jail on complaints of trespassing on railroad property, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

Fox was released from jail after posting bond.