Incident Report Details Assault Allegations Against Marlow Mayor
By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9
MARLOW, Oklahoma -- A Stephens County town dealing with the aftermath of corruption within its police force may be facing a new set of troubles.
According to an incident report filed with the Stephens County Sheriff's Office, Mayor Don Graham is accused of assaulting his wife, Tammy Graham, on two different occasions at their home.
In the first incident, Tammy Graham told deputies she was shoved to the ground by Mayor Graham during an argument outside and received several minor injuries.
In the second, she accuses the Mayor of dragging her through the house. According to the incident report, Tammy Graham's head was cut open and she required stitches.
On June 2, Tammy Graham filed a victim's protection order against her husband.
The Grahams are scheduled to appear in court next week in Judge Brent Russell's courtroom where a decision could be made on whether or not to lift the permit.
Attempts to contact City Manager Janice Cain and Mayor Graham for comment on this incident were unsuccessful and messages have not been returned.
Earlier this year the city fired its police chief and two of its police officers for alleged criminal wrongdoing.
Former Officer Rodney Richards was indicted on two counts of perjury in Stephens County last month.
A new chief has since been appointed to oversee the operations at the Marlow Police Department.