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Area men facing assault, harassment charges

Updated: Mar 29, 2022

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - Arrest warrants were issued March 22 for two Sequoyah County men charged with several felony counts, court records show.

Cory Dale Masterson, 32, of Sallisaw and Jeffery Curtis Collins, 21, of Muldrow were charged with aggravated assault and battery and two counts each of malicious intimidation or harassment. They were also charged with malicious injury to property, under $1,000, a misdemeanor.

If they are convicted of the felony charges, Masterson and Collins could face up to seven years in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

Masterson is due in Sequoyah County court at 9 a.m. April 6 and Collins is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. April 13.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, on March 3, a Sequoyah County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a rural Muldrow area residence in reference to a male that had allegedly been assaulted by four men.

When he arrived, the deputy spoke with the victim, Javier Alvarez, who said the men pulled up next to him in a small, white sport-utility vehicle as he was walking down the road. Alvarez said the assailants jumped out of the vehicle and punched him several times and choked him with his shirt. The victim told deputies that he recognized two of the men.

Alvarez said that during the attack, the suspects were yelling racial slurs. He said Collins told him this was the “last chance” for the “Mexicans” who lived by Dkones to move before he killed them all.

Alvarez was eventually able to flee from the suspects, but while he was running away, he said, Collins began chasing him but was told by another suspect to come back to the SUV. The victim said he then ran to the nearest residence and asked the occupants to call the sheriff.

While speaking with Alvarez, a deputy observed blood coming from small lacerations on his face and blood on his hands and arms.

Emergency medical personnel were called to the scene and the deputy took photos of Alvarez’s injuries.

About an hour after leaving the scene, the same deputy was dispatched back to the residence because the suspect vehicle had driven by the Alvarez home twice while the occupants yelled racial slurs.

The suspects allegedly stopped and made more threats and began beating on the doors of the home.

According to the report, the suspects kept yelling “somebody has got to die” and “Javier must die.” The victim's wife also indicated that she believed one of the suspects had shot out a window in the trailer home. Deputies later discovered a rock lying in the back yard in front of the broken window.

Another deputy later revealed that he had taken a report that Collins and Masterson had allegedly tried to rob the Dollar General on Highway 64B, which is near the Alvarez residence, shortly after the assault.

Andrea Adams, Staff Writer

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