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Man charged with threatening

A Cherokee man is facing two misdemeanor charges after threatening somebody via text messages.

At 8:10 p.m., Feb. 13, Cherokee Police Officer Tristan Hall was contacted by Alfalfa County Dispatch about an incident he had previously been involved with. They advised the victim was receiving messages from the other party.

As the officer was speaking to the victim, she explained that Tamel Laron Lewis, 35, was sending her messages and tried to call her. She provided the messages he had sent her.

On Feb. 14, Hall followed up with the victim and said she had received more text messages and 10 missed calls from him over night.

The victim provided a written statement of the events that took place and according to the affidavit filed in district court, she felt threatened and informed the officer she was not going to be staying at her location for a few days because she didn’t feel safe.

Lewis is facing the following charges:

• Harassing and threatening electronic communication, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for up to one year.

• Threatening to perform act of violence, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment up to six months.

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