Oklahoma City Man Arrested for Assault and Found With Cache of Weapons, Mistakenly Released
KOKH - December 26, 2023 10:39 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — A man in Oklahoma City was arrested for Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Threatening to Perform Acts of Violence.
On December 13, Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD) officers responded to a call where a victim said he was assaulted by his employer in the 1400 block of SW. 34th St.
The victim told officers he was beaten, pistol-whipped, and choked unconscious.
Officials said that the suspect threatened to kill the victim and told the victim that he would ‘flee the country.’
Officers located the suspect, 28-year-old Pedro Rodriguez Hernandez, who was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center (OCDC).
Officials said that during their investigation, officers recovered a large number of weapons and gun suppressors from inside his residence.
Officers then contacted federal authorities, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Explosives (ATF).
A federal hold was placed on Hernandez, which requires federal clearance before he can be released from jail.
On December 14, Hernandez was mistakenly released from jail by OCDC personnel, despite the federal hold.
Officers did locate Hernandez the same day and took him to the Cleveland County Detention Center where an immigration hold/detainer was placed on him by ICE.
Officers said that at the time of his second arrest, Hernandez had a large moving trailer and ‘appeared to be preparing to leave.’