A man from McAlester has been charged as he offered his tattoo services to a police officer. The man was arrested in November after making two strikes which involved offering his tattoo services to an undercover police officer. The police office namely Max Clark has filed a complaint against the culprit for the same issue. The main issue in this case was that the main culprit possessed the necessary tattoo equipments without any viable license for the same.
When the culprit, Joshua Lee was presented in front of the jury, he pleaded guilty. The Pittsburg county court has held hi9m responsible for unlawful tattooing and offering the services without any license. Both the judgment as well as sentencing has been deferred for a period of one year during which the guilty was also fined $575.
Joshua was first arrested in the month of November while trying to bribe a police officer with his tattoo. This came as a second strike for which he was presented in front of court. Two undercover police officers have been following him for a long time and wanted him to get caught red handed. The officer were also sure that Ross was behind the operation of unauthorized tattoo parlor in the proximity. This was the main motive behind the covert operation. According to the latest statement given by the police department, there were more than 50 unauthorized tattoo parlors running the proximity and adverse steps had to be taken to shut them down.
Statements from officers
According to the statements made by police officers, Ross invited them cordially into his parlor for getting the tattoo. The two undercover cops Clark and Shawn went to his home to follow up an important lead in the case. Their constant surveillance of Joshua proved to be successful as they were able to burst out the unauthorized racket. The police officer also stated that the dining room area of the culprits house was full of tattoo equipments for which he did not have any license. The house of Joshua at Macalister has also been sealed and police are looking into the matter. With a number of cases rising from this area, the police have become more cautious. The police officer also presented the copy of original tattoo that they were offered by Joshua. The police department arrested but later realized him on $1500 bail bonds. The equipments and tattoo guns were also presented in front of the court as evidence.