Employees At Cushing Business Stop Intruder Armed With Weapon
CUSHING, Oklahoma - A Cushing man is in the city's jail after being accused of assault and battery with intent to kill, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and second degree burglary.
Joel Otto Walker, 52, is accused of causing a disturbance Monday afternoon at the Beasley Technology Inc. building in the 100 block of North Harrison Ave.
Cushing Police Chief Tully Folden told News 9 there were two incidents that occurred at the business involving Walker. Chief Folden said shortly after 3 p.m., Walker showed up at the business and started causing problems and was asked to leave, and he did. He was also contacted by law enforcement to stay away after the business called police to report the incident.
Chief Folden says at 4:30 p.m., Cushing police got a call that Walker was back at Beasley Technology, and that he had a knife, and that several employees there had to subdue him.
The police chief said there is no connection between Walker and Beasley Technology. He is not a former employee or customer, or related to anyone at the business. But Chief Fulsen said they have received several complaints that Walker has been going in and out of businesses all over Cushing harassing people.
Walker is currently being held in the Payne County Jail on $75,000 bond.