• Dennis McCaslin

Suspect arrested after drunken calls to 911 threatening sheriff and Wagoner county judge



A man was arrested in Cherokee County after he made a threat that the sheriff would get "a bullet in the head," and that "something" was going to happen to a judge.


A Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched earlier in the month to 19028 E. 840 Road in Cherokee County on a report of a 911 hang-up call. Dispatchers said a man--later identified as James Michael McClure--had called the emergency number and said, “The sheriff or one of the other ones are going to receive a bullet in their head.”


McClure did not give a specific name, but Norman Fisher is Cherokee County sheriff.


A short time later, dispatchers said McClure had called again and said “Something will happen to Judge Huggins, but unsure when or what.” The reference was apparently to Special District Judge Gary Huggins, who normally operates in Wagoner County.


McClure called four times total with threats before residence the property manger at the trailer park let them into his residence Two whiskey bottles and a case of beer were located in the room where McClure was arrested.


McClure was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center and booked for misuse of a 911 line.