Police: Ex-deputy arrested for carrying rifle while high

Former deputy Brandon Gerard was arrested after walking down a street with a rifle while high on meth.
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ATOKA, Okla. (KXII) - A former sheriff's deputy was arrested in Atoka County after police found him walking down the street with a rifle while high on meth.

Atoka police arrested 36-year-old Brandon Gerard just after 6 a.m. July 1 after receiving a call he had been walking down W 13th St carrying a rifle.

Gerard was arrested for public intoxication and carrying a firearm while under the influence, both misdemeanors.

Gerard told the officer he was waiting to kill another man.

He told the officer that he could take the rifle, but he would just go and get another one.

He admitted to taking pills and meth.

Sheriff Tony Head says Gerard has not been a deputy in several years.