• Dennis McCaslin

Thug we wrote about on Monday finds himself in jail (again) on Tuesday

Updated: Apr 4

Convicted felon, serial abuser and all around bi-state thug Zackary Warford was apprehended in Sequoyah County on Tuesday and jailed on a myriad of counts stemming from actions AFTER the first incident we wrote about on Monday in which he assaulted a Fort Smith woman and stole her car after threatening to kill her.

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

The charges against him from his Tuesday actions include 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.

The hold from Sebastian County stems from the incident we first told you about on Monday which resulted in a warrant for Third Degree Domestic Battery, Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member and Theft of Property.

The bond out of Fort Smith on the Domestic Battering charge alone will be $20,000 if and when he is taken into custody in Sebastian County

Sadly (and predictably) the Tuesday incident involved the same pregnant woman, who sources say was "reconciled" with Warford within hours of the publication of our Monday story.

The woman ended up back in the emergency room on Tuesday with multiple injuries on top of those she sustained last Friday in the incident at a local motel.

As we told you on Monday, Warford has a history of violence against women and a record of being uncooperative with the police 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.

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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.

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