The Pryor Times

Crimes and courts

January 28, 2014

Newest officer makes felony arrest

PRYOR, OK — Chouteau's newest police officer made a routine traffic stop that turned into a felony arrest.

Officer Thomas Fisher was observing traffic on Highway 69 when he saw a vehicle, driven by Nicole Peridore, speed through a stop sign.

“I tried to catch up to her. She was going 80 or 90. I followed her with my lights and sirens on for over a mile,” Fisher said.

Fisher said he approached the vehicle and asked Peridore, 30, why she did not immediately pull over.

“She told me she didn't hear or see me,” said Fisher, who then asked about the alcohol visible in her vehicle. “She told me it was hers but it was old.”

Both beer and a bottle of Crown Royal were visible.

Peridore had an Oklahoma driver's license with a Collinsville address but the vehicle plates were from Nevada, according to court documents filed in the case.

Fisher said he then asked Peridore to exit the vehicle but she refused to do so.

Fisher, along with officer Chad Nave, attempted to handcuff the woman to place her in the squad car.

“She started flailing her arms, and spinning around. She was cussing, screaming and calling us names,” said Fisher.

“I looked back at one point and saw the car rocking back and forth, she was kicking the door panel. I made my way to the vehicle, I was going to get her out,” said Fisher. “I no sooner reached my hand out to open the door and the glass all shattered.”

Fisher said the glass cut his hand and arm and that it took both he and Nave to get the uncooperative Peridore into another vehicle.

She was booked into the Mayes County Jail where she is charged with one felony and seven misdemeanor charges.

According to information filed in the case, Peridore is charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting an officer, obstructing an officer, malicious injury to property, possession of paraphernalia, transporting an open container of liquor, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to use a turn signal.

Deputies at the Mayes County Jail said Peridore is being held on a $30,000 bond.


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