Ponca City man arrested in assault, arson case

Ponca City Now - August 28, 2015 11:08 am

At 5:36 p.m. Thursday, the Ponca City Emergency Communications Center received a call from a woman at the Valero located at Second Street and Highland Avenue. Officers responded, and the woman said that her ex had held her at gunpoint at a residence in the 800 Block of North Second Street.

The female caller said that the suspect was 56-year-old Theodore Spraggins, and he had left the area in blue Kia Spectra.

During the investigation of the call, the woman said Spraggins had also raped her while holding her at gunpoint. As the investigation continued, at 11:36 p.m. the Ponca City Emergency Communications Center received a call of a structure fire in 800 block of North Second Street at the same house where the earlier crimes had been reported.

Fire and Police were dispatched to the scene. The suspect, Theodore Spraggins, returned to the house while police and fire units were there.

Spraggins was taken into custody and booked into the Ponca City Jail on charges of kidnapping, rape, domestic assault and battery, and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

The investigation is continuing and investigators have added a charge of second-degree arson.


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