A suspect jailed in connection with the stabbing of a teenager at Shawnee's Walmart earlier this month is now charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with five felony counts.
A suspect jailed in connection with the stabbing of a teenager at Shawnee’s Walmart earlier this month is now charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with five felony counts.
Roy Dean Harjo, 47, is charged with one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, along with four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, court record show.
Harjo is jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on a $100,000 bond; his next court date hasn't been scheduled.
Harjo was arrested in the stabbing of Dillion Burge, 17, after Shawnee police responded to Walmart about 11:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.
Harjo was identified as the suspect by several witnesses. Police said the suspect was seen yelling and hitting a woman, Shawnee police reported, and Burge reportedly approached the suspect and the female in an attempt to stop him from assaulting her.
The suspect pulled out a knife and approached Burge, stabbing him several times, SPD reports. Burge was taken by REACT EMS to an Oklahoma City hospital, where he underwent surgery as part of his recovery.
Harjo was initially jailed the morning of Dec. 2 and held on a $20,000 bond. He posted bail on Dec. 5, jailed records show, but he was back in jail on Dec. 6 and remains jailed on the $100,000 bond.
According to Oklahoma court records, Harjo has several previous felony convictions, including several in Seminole County, including one for assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The Department of Corrections shows he has been in and out of prison since 1994. He was last released in 2009 after serving time for assault and battery on a police officer in Muskogee County. He has similar prior convictions in Pontotoc County.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Dillion at: .https://www.gofundme.com/support-for-dillion