Claremore Daily Progress

July 8, 2013

Courthouse vandalized, woman arrested

Salesha Wilken
Staff Reporter


The Rogers County Courthouse received an unwelcome addition to the new building after being vandalized over the holiday weekend.
Near the front entrance of the building, profanity was written in black ink on the brick structure of the building.
Claremore Police Department responded early Sunday morning to the scene after being contacted through a 911 caller.
Mercedes M. Curley, 19, of Claremore, was spotted both near the jail and courthouse vandalizing public property.
Rogers County Deputies took Curley into custody on several counts,  including malicious injury/destruction of property, public intoxication and second-degree burglary.
Curley was booked in the Rogers County Jail at approximately 7:22 a.m.
Rogers County Maintenance Director Ryan Baze is working to clean up the profanities Curley wrote on the building.
Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said Curley broke one of the windows in a deputy’s car before vandalizing the building.
She was apparently upset about being denied visitation of her mother, whom is currently incarcerated, according to Walton.
Curley was intoxicated at the time of her arrest and is set to appear in Rogers County District Court on July 19.