PCPD Release Statement About Barricaded Subject

Ponca City Now - February 15, 2024 6:20 am

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, just before 8 PM. Ponca 
City Police responded to Meadowbrook Village at
2900 N. Union Street in reference to a male yelling 
outside his residence and threatening to kill a passerby.
The male subject made threats to kill police officers as 
they arrived at the location, then fled into the residence. 

During the exchange between the responding officers 
and the subject, a green laser was pointed in the officer’s 
direction. Officers called additional units, and set a 
perimeter around the residence. The male emerged from 
the residence several times in the nude,
challenging officers to fight him without their guns and 

Officers contacted the subject on the phone and convinced 
him to come outside peacefully. The male subject was taken into 
custody and evaluated by Grand Mental Health. He met the standard for 
emergency detention and was released into their custody.

Ponca City Police obtained a search warrant and searched the residence, 
where they found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. No firearms were located inside 
the residence.

Interim Chief of Police, Richard Evans stated “The incident involved a complex interaction
 with a male subject who exhibited threatening behavior towards both civilians and law 
enforcement officers. Despite the challenges presented by the subject's actions and statements,
 the situation was successfully de-escalated through effective communication and tactical 
response by the responding officers. The subject was safely apprehended, and appropriate measures
 were taken to address his mental health needs and the discovery of illegal substances on the 

Lt.  Benjamin Garrison
Ponca City Police Department

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