Skiatook man accused of assaulting officer
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, World Staff Writer
Saturday, October 27, 2012
A Skiatook man has been arrested after being found with weapons, drug paraphernalia and then assaulting a police officer.
Zachary A. Ricker, 24, was booked into the Tulsa Jail Friday on complaints of assault and battery on a police officer, possession of an illegal weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and possession of an imitation controlled drug, jail records show.
A police officer spotted Ricker walking along the northbound lane in the 800 block of North Maplewood Avenue Thursday about 10:30 p.m. "not facing traffic," according to an arrest report.
The arresting officer said Ricker ignored commands to keep his hands out of his pockets after it was discovered he was carrying a knife, the report said.
Ricker then ran from police after a second officer arrived at the scene, the report said.
Ricker is also accused of attempting to punch one of the officers and kicking another in the knee as he was being arrested, the report said.
He was found to be in possession of a knife, brass knuckles, a pipe, syringes and a white substance that tested negative for cocaine and methamphetamine, the report noted.
Ricker remains in jail in lieu of $12,000 bond.