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Vehicle repo results in firearms charge

Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Friday, January 6, 2023 - A Gore man was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with feloniously pointing a firearm, according to court records.

Thomas Glenn Spears, 40, could face up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted. He was also charged with two misdemeanors: reckless conduct with a firearm and malicious injury to property under $1,000.

On Dec. 29, a Sequoyah County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to 96852 S. 4445 Road in reference to an individual shooting a firearm at a pair of repossession workers.

When he arrived at the location, the deputy spoke with the two workers. They stated that they had gone to Spears’ property to repossess his vehicle. They said Spears pointed a gun at both men’s heads, then fired two rounds, one into the air and the other into their tire, when they were trying to take the vehicle.

Both men said they tried to reason with Spears, but he ordered them off the property and shut the gate behind them. They then called the sheriff’s office.

The deputy then spoke with Spears, who said he came outside and saw two men trying to take his truck and he didn’t know who they were. Spears was asked if he was behind on his payments, and he indicated that he was. When asked if he pointed a gun at the men’s heads, Spears said no. He said he only fired a round into the air and then at the truck tire.

Spears agreed to fill out a witness statement and he gave his weapon to the deputy. He was then arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Detention Center.

Laura Brown, Staff Writer

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