SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – The Cherokee Nation deputy marshal who barricaded himself in his home Thursday surrendered early Friday morning, said Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart.
Lockhard said the man gave up without incident after talking with Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Cherokee Nation negotiators for more than 10 hours. Authorities took him to a mental health facility after his surrender, according to the sheriff.
The man’s name has not yet been released. The sheriff said he will not face any criminal charges.
Several law enforcement agencies responded in Sallisaw on Thursday morning (Jan. 29) in reference to a man who had barricaded himself inside his home near Farm Road and Cherokee Avenue , according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office.
Lockhart said when officers responded, they were not sure if there were weapons inside the home, but he said the man was home alone and was communicating with authorities on the phone.
“We’re just trying to figure out what his problem is and try to work with him and get him some help and resolve the problem,” Lockhart said Thursday (Jan. 29).
According to the sheriff and the Cherokee Nation, the house is on property owned by Cherokee Nation Entertainment.
Lockhart said he was notified of the situation at 10 a.m. Thursday. In addition to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Sallisaw Police Department and the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service also responded. A road in the area was closed for most of the day on Thursday and into early Friday morning.
No residents near the situation were evacuated, and they were not in danger, Lockhart said.