Man jailed for domestic charges

A 34-year-old Sallisaw man is being held in the Sequoyah County Jail on a $15,000 bond after his girlfriend reported  he punched her in the face and choked her until she became unconsciousness.

Squirrel Fields, who was arrested Tuesday, is facing felony charges of domestic assault and battery by strangulation, domestic abuse, assault and battery, and misdemeanor charges of possession of controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and threatening to perform acts of violence, according to a statement released by the investigating officer, Sequoyah County Deputy Robert Johnson.

Johnson reported he received a call to investigate a domestic assault and battery which had occurred on E. 950 Road in Sequoyah County while he was on patrol.

“I arrived and spoke with Talisa Honeycutt who said her boyfriend, Squirrel Fields had punched her in the face and also choked her until reaching unconsciousness multiple times,” Johnson reported.

Johnson said Honeycut also said Fields then began to yell and put Honeycut into a chokehold causing her to pass out.

“He then began to yell again and he put her into a chokehold for a second time and she passed out on the floor,” the report stated.

When she awoke, Fields was cursing at her and saying he would kill her with his “bare” hands. He then said he was going to get a gun and shoot her. Honeycutt reported when Fields went to find a gun she ran to her bedroom, closed the door and was able to escape through the window and hide in the woods until law enforcement arrived.

Johnson said he observed bruising under Honeycutt's right eye, on the bridge of her nose and multiple ligature marks on her neck where she said she was choked. Fields was not at the residence and Deputy Colton Goff began to search the immediate area to attempt to locate Fields.

Goff located Fields on east 959 road where Honeycutt said he lived. Goff detained Fields at Johnson's request. While still at the residence, Goff informed Johnson he had located metamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on Fields and Goff then transported Fields to the Sequoyah County Jail where he remains.

Johnson said Fields told him the incident began as a verbal argument when Honeycutt attacked him.

“I asked Mr. Fields how the ligature marks and the black eye occurred on Miss Honeycutt and he stated that it may have occurred while he attempted to defend himself from Miss Honeycutt,” Johnson reported.

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