Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma


A Delaware County man was arraigned in federal court on charges of holding a U.S. Census worker against her will and threatening to kill her. The complaint alleges Proctor, 35, assaulted and impeded census worker Margaret Rosenheim in the performance of her duties in Kenwood May 17. An FBI agent, who investigated the case with the aid of the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, said Rosenheim went to Roger Pigeon's home to get census information. She encountered Pigeon,40, Proctor and Reynold Wickliffe, 35, on the porch and drinking beer. The agent said Pigeon took Rosenheim into the house to conduct the survey. About 30 minutes later Wickliffe and Proctor entered the house. As Rosenheim began to leave, Proctor walked up and told her he didn't like her, yelling she was a "traitor" because she was part Indian and worked for the federal government, the affidavit stated, adding Proctor told Pigeon to take the census papers "because she was not getting out alive." Her exit was blocked for nearly an hour, the agent reported. On June 22 a $5,000 unsecured bond was set on the federal complaint but the magistrate said Proctor would be turned over to state authorities on outstanding county warrants on complaints of domestic violence and escape from custody.