Police: Man arrested for kidnapping, assault after holding woman against her will for days
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Police say a man is in jail after being arrested for kidnapping a woman and holding her against her will.
Officers responded around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday to a home on East Ute Street near Pine and Lewis after a woman was seen running from the home. Police say a man had been holding her there against her will since Dec. 9.
Police say 51-year-old Steven Shannon forced the victim from her home in Shawnee at gunpoint and brought her back to Tulsa. He padlocked her inside his home and repeatedly assaulted, pistol-whipped and strangled her over the course of three days, according to police.
On Tuesday, the victim started a fire inside Shannon's home to distract him, according to police. She was then able to run away from the home.
Officers arrested Shannon near his home. Police say he had a loaded pistol on him that had been stolen from Wagoner County.
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. She was later released.
Shannon was booked on several complaints, including kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic strangulation, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, and possession of stolen property.