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Born January 19, 1959

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 8:12 AM

Annabell Tafoya

Annabell F. Tafoya, 48, of Muskogee is charged in Muskogee County District Court with a felony of child endangerment and two misdemeanors: possession of drug paraphernalia and assault on a police officer, over allegedly trying to burn her house down with her four children inside the house.

On June 22, police responded to a house at 602 Lawrence Street where Tafoya is alleged to have lit a roll of toilet paper on fire in an upstairs room in an attempt to burn the house down. Police say they found meth pipes on Tafoya and within reach of the small children in the home. While at the Muskogee Police Department, police say Tafoya tried to grab and kick an officer while she was in custody.

Tafoya has two prior felony convictions, one for child abuse in 2008 and one for child neglect in 2013.