Multiple people in Tahlequah stabbed


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Reported by: Lynn Casey
Updated: 12/26/2013 9:11 pm Published: 12/26/2013 8:28 pm


FOX23 News is learning more tonight about a stabbing that happened early Thursday morning in Tahlequah.

FOX23 NEWS has been told that Anthony Sims sits in the Cherokee County Jail tonight on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. FOX23 has also heard from someone who knows the family that Dalton Tolliver is in stable condition after being stabbed 14 times.

Police taped off a house early Thursday morning after finding a man stabbed multiple times.

Authorities said they went to the house just before 1 a.m. after someone inside the home called 911.

The Tahlequah assistant police chief said Anthony Sims and Dalton Tolliver live at Cherrie Street and North East Avenue.

Tolliver told police he and Sims were arguing about Tolliver's girlfriend. Tolliver said Sims called her a bad mother.

Tolliver said the next thing he knew he was on the ground bleeding from stab wounds, and that Sims was the one who attacked him.

The Tahlequah City Hospital said they treated 14 stab wounds before they transferred him to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Tolliver's girlfriend is also the mother of the child they had just five days ago. She's been updating her Facebook status about Tolliver's condition.

At 6 a.m. she said: "taking Dalton to Tulsa for surgery… one of his major veins won't stop bleeding. I beg of everyone to please pray for him."

At 10 a.m. she wrote: "they just keep finding more and more stab wounds, but Dalton is fine, fixing to go into surgery to repair the artery."

At noon she said they'd finally taken him in for surgery.

We have reached out for an update on his condition but haven't heard back.

Authorities said Sims will be charged with two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon because a witness who tried to break up the fight was also stabbed in the leg.

The probable cause affidavit says Sims asked for a lawyer and wouldn't speak to the investigator.


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Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2013 9:30 PM
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Karl. #8^ } Smoked bacon and eggs.

Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2013 7:11 PM
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Karl/insult knave #8 ^]] don't ban weapons ban stupid people. Hey Karl/insult knave what's next ban bricks bats whiskey bottles

karlschneider - 12/27/2013 10:28 AM
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Whatever "Mayor Maynot" is smoking is not working the way he probably hoped for.

Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2013 9:15 AM
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Karl = insult knave

Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2013 8:02 AM
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Multiple people ?? I'm reading the headline and I'm thinking maybe four. He stabbed one multiple times and another just one time. Don't get me wrong I'd prefer not to be stabbed at all.

Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2013 5:22 AM
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Karl #8 ^]] dig a pit about 7' deep 4' wide 8' long sharpen one end of about 12 good sticks that are 4 or five foot long . Putting curare on the tips cover the pit with palm leaves. Then wait till unsuspecting enemy stumbles into it !!! Bungi pits are an effective tool for bushwacking the opposition.

karlschneider - 12/26/2013 9:07 PM
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Well, one thing is clear...we must ask Congress to ban stab tools...starting with "assault knives".
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