Serving arrest warrant leads to search warrant, felony charge


January 10, 2018

When law enforcement officers went to the Cherokee police chief’s home to serve an arrest warrant, they apparently encountered some resistance from a woman living there.

According to court records, on Tuesday, Jan. 2, about 11:45 a.m. officers went to the home of Cherokee Police Chief Mike Andrews to serve a Garfield County warrant on Phillip Dean Patocka II, the son of Andrews. The police chief had told Alfalfa County Sheriff Rick Wallace that Patocka was living at his home.

Undersheriff Gary Mast, Chief Andrews and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Agent Chris Powell entered the residence, and An...

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