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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Additional warrants issued this week for man who police say beat pregnant girlfriend in March

A Fort Smith man who remains jailed in Seguoyah County on a number of felony charges was the object of two additional. Sebastian County- warrants this week as two charges of Fleony Fleeing by Vehicle were levied against Zachary Edwards Warfiord.

Warford, 27, was booked into the Sequoyah County jail just after 2 pm 30 on March 2 after his arrest following a brief chase by local and county officials in Sequoyah County.

He was booked into jail in Sallisaw on the charges of Endangering Others While Eluding a Police Officer, Kidnapping, Assault, Impersonating a Public Officer, Attempting to Intimidate a Police Officer, Disrupting Emergency Communications, three Failure to Appear charges and a hold from Sebastian County.

Actions the previous week at a local motel resulted in a warrant for Warford Third Degree Domestic Battery, Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member and Theft of Property. Those charges involved an attack on a pregnant female.Warford has a history of violence against women and a record of being uncooperative with the p0lice in the past.

He was sentenced to 60 months (as well as having 120 suspended) in prison for similar behavior in 2016 after convictions for Kidnapping and Terroristic Threatening in an incident in which Aggravated Assault, False Imprisonment and Possession of Drug Charges against him were dropped.

He also was convicted of two Counts of Domestic Battery and received another 12 months in prison with an additional 12 month suspended in 2019.

He also had a February 2020 arrest for Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member - Choke, Resisting Arrest, Fugitive from Justice Out of State, and a Petition to Revoke - Felony . Those charges came less than a year after he was released on his previous convictions.

In Oklahoma, there was an arrest for trying to intimidate a police officer in 2014, followed closely by a court ordered protective order against his then-spouse. Later that same year he was charged with two counts of Use of a Vehicle in Discharge of Weapon.

He was also charged with one count of Assault out of Sequoyah County in 2019 for Impersonating an Officer and had a 2020 arrest in the same county for Impersonating an Officer, Eluding. or Attempting to Elude Police Officers and Threatening to Perform Acts pf Violence.

Once released Warford now faces $52,500 in bonds in Sebastiasn County.

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