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Hight Charged with Possession of Weapon After Conviction

Monday, May 3, 2021 - A felony arrest warrant was issued April 30 for a Sallisaw man charged with possession of a firearm after former felony conviction.

Bond for Jason Nevin Hight, 54, was set at $7,500, court records show.

On April 24, a Sallisaw police officer was responding to a call about a tan Lincoln Navigator that was chasing a woman near 200 E. Cherokee Ave. The vehicle made several turns and the officer could see that it kept braking abruptly and that the driver and passenger were arguing.

When the vehicle failed to use its signal before turning onto Cherry Street near Choctaw Avenue, the officer activated his emergency lights and the vehicle came to a stop in the Old Feed Barn parking lot.

The officer made contact with the driver, Hight, and Pamela Hight, the passenger.

In his report, the officer said he could immediately smell the odor of burned marijuana coming from inside the Navigator, so he asked the two to exit the vehicle. The officer said he saw a rubber smoking device and multiple containers that said “THC” on them near the vehicle's console.

The Hights informed the officer that Jason Hight had recently been on probation and that his probation officer had told him he could no longer possess firearms, so he was taking them to a pawn shop to sell them.

While searching the vehicle for more drugs, the officer located a semi-automatic .45-caliber handgun in the center console with about 10 rounds of ammunition in the magazine, as well as a box of .45-caliber ammunition inside the console with about 45 rounds still in the box. A continued search led to the discovery of an older muzzle loader and a semi-automatic Remington rifle.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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