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June 10, 2014

Chickasha man allegedly verbally assaulted police, provided alcohol to minors

CHICKASHA — A Chickasha man allegedly verbally assaulted and slammed his door on police, as well as provided alcohol to minors on Saturday.

Chickasha Police Officer Clayton Hobbs said he responded to a complaint of loud music at a home on 11th Street. Derreck Newsom, 18, was among a group that had run into the house prior to officers showing up and appeared drunk when he answered the door.

Officers explained to Newsom that drinking under the age of 21 is illegal and providing alcoholic beverages to people under the age of 18 would be considered distributing to minors. Newsom became angry and argued with one of the officers after telling them he hadn't been drinking, according to the incident report.

"Officer Hendrix told Newsom to open the door and have the rest of those that ran come into the living room area so we could check on their safety and well-being. Newsom slammed the door in our direction," Hobbs said. "At the same time, we attempted to stop the door    from slamming so we could see his hands, for our safety. The door frame broke and the door came open."

A 15-year-old girl and 17-year-old girl were both found to appear drunk and admitted to drinking at the residence, he said.

"While I was attempting to gather information, Newsom kept yelling at me and walking toward me. Due to his intoxicated state and his unpredictable demeanors, I placed Newsom in handcuffs," Hobbs said. "[He] kept yelling and interfering with the investigation.

The girls said Walter Glass got the beer, and he admitted he bought it, according to the report.

The girls were released to their parents or responsible party and Hobbs said he would send a warrant request to the district attorney about Glass' involvement in the incident.

Newsom was arrested for providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and obstructing an officer and taken to the Grady County Jail.

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