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Charges Filed Against Sharp After Standoff with Police

Justin Kyler Sharp

Monday, April 26, 2021 - Charges have been filed against Justin Kyler Sharp, 37, of Roland, for his role in an April 13 stand off with law enforcement officers.

As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Sharp was taken into custody by the Cherokee Nation Marshall's Service and charges were filed in the District Court of the Cherokee Nation.

Charges include assault on a police officer, domestic abuse and battery in the presence of a minor child and eluding/attempting to elude a police officer.

On April 13 Roland Police Officers attempted to stop and arrest Sharp after the police department had received a report regarding a physical domestic altercation between Sharp and a female victim. The female also reported that Sharp had a weapon and he was threatening to commit suicide by cop.

The Roland officer spotted Sharp driving westbound on U.S. Highway 64 and planned to make a felony stop. Sharp initially refused to stop and continued driving into the entrance of the Bod Church.

The officers exited their vehicle and began commanding Sharp to put his hands out of the window. Sharp placed one hand out of the window but then put his vehicle in drive and sped off.

Sharp reached speeds of 70 mph in a 20 mph residential area before arriving at his residence on West Howard. According to the officers involved, Sharp exited his vehicle and then pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his waistband, pointed the pistol at them and then ran south behind his residence.

Sharp eventually entered his residence and a subsequent standoff with law enforcement lasted for several hours. Flash bangs were eventually deployed and officers entered by breaking down the door.

After a search of the premises, Sharp was found hiding in an attic crawl space. He was then taken into custody by the Cherokee Marshall Service.

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