Local resident begins year with arrest, others on the run


A local resident began 2021 with a trip to the Marshall County Jail, and two are currently being sought after a Madill Police Officer allegedly busted up drug activity. On January 2, 2021 at approximately 4:45 a.m., Madill Sergeant Andrew Adams was patrolling and happened upon two vehicles with three suspects – later identified as Jose Juarez, Kyleigh Awalt and Payton Carter – who appeared to be conducting a possible drug deal.

Adams was patrolling near the ball fields and noticed two vehicles parked near the concession stand. There was a silver car facing south and a white SUV facing north pulled up alongside each other.

As Adams neared the vehicles, he noted a strong odor of Marijuana come from both vehicles. He also alleged that he saw a Marijuana grinder, digital scales, cigarillos, vape pends and a black Velcro bag with a glass pipe with a white crystal-like substance in plain view on the center console of the SUV.

Adams then identified Awalt and found she has outstanding warrants. While he was attempting to take Awalt into custody, Juarez and Carter began reaching for an item between their seat and the console. Adams noticed that one of the items was a bat with screws drilled through the end.

The officer barked commands to both suspects, instructing them to place their hands where he can see them. Juarez complied, but Carter had different plans. He still kept attempting to grab something from the center console.

A call to dispatch upturned outstanding felony warrants for Carter, and the suspect was still trying to reach something out of the officer’s line of sight. Adams inched around to the passenger side of the vehicle and noticed the item that Carter continued to reach far was allegedly the handle of a black semiautomatic handgun.

Adams advised Carter to rethink his decision of trying to pull the handgun and place his hands on top of the car. Just as Carter complied, Juarez then began to attempt to reach for the gun. Adams suggested to Juarez to not be stupid and leave the gun alone and attempted to secure the weapon.

Carter then took Adam’s focus on the firearm to take off running toward the District Two Barn. Adams called in to dispatch to advise them of Carter’s direction and attempted to take Juarez into custody.

While attempting to subdue Juarez, there was a small battle. Adams eventually was able to place Juarez into the rear of his unit when Awalt decided to run in the same direction as Carter.

Eventually, back up arrived in the form of Kingston Police Officer Arturo Mendoza. Both officers began to look for the black handgun that seemed to be the center of the two male suspects.

Unfortunately, the gun was not there, and Juarez informed Adams that Carter had the pistol in his pocket.

After searching for the two suspects that got away, and coming up empty, Adams returned to the vehicles to search them. The silver car contained the bat, a torch lighter, two cell phones, a two-way radio set to channel two and a white plastic bag with 33 grams of a green leafy substance. It passed the field test for marijuana. While conducting the search of the vehicle, Juarez informed Adams that he was attempting to sell Carter Marijuana. Adams then searched the SUV that Awalt had occupied. It contained a semiautomatic pistol holster, a two-way radio set on channel two, a marijuana grinder containing a leafy green substance that tested positive for Marijuana, a backpack with digital scales, sandwich baggies, more Marijuana, three packs of cigarillos, six vape pens with THC in them and a black Velcro bag with a glass pipe and Methamphetamines residue in it.

Juarez was transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked. Apparently, he had evidence to attempt to get rid of, because a video allegedly showed Juarez take something from his sock and flush it down the toilet.

Juarez, a 24-year-old male from Madill is facing charges for Possession of Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm while in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting an Executive Officer. No Oklahoma priors were found in an online search.

Awalt and Carter are still at large and charges are pending. However, they both have prior convictions.

Awalt, a 31-year-old female from Madill has priors for Possession of CDS – Methamphetamines, Possession of CDS – Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Larceny of Merchandise from a Retailer and Trespassing.

Payton, a 22-year-old male from Madill has priors for Possession of Contraband in a Jail, Possession of CDS – Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Assault and Battery, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Petit Larceny, Public Intoxication and two convictions for Malicious Injury to Property.