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Deputy chief of Cherokee Nation stable following a heart attack

Joe Grayson, the deputy chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is reported to be in stable condition after suffering a heart attack.

Grayson was hospitalized on Sunday after the incident. "The Grayson family appreciates the support they have received but requests no visitors at this time,” the tribe said in a statement.

Grayson has served as deputy chief since 2003.

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Deputy Cherokee chief stable after heart attack (The Tulsa World 12/13)