Ponca City Police make arrest in murder

Ponca City Now - November 10, 2014 4:33 pm

From the Ponca City Police Department

This afternoon police arrested Mitchell Jay Griffith, age 57, and are holding him on a charge of murder. Vinson Alan Kendrick, 35, was shot and killed on September 18. Police discovered the body of Kendrick lying in the yard of a boarding house located at 2nd and Cherry in Ponca City.

Police were alerted at approximately 9:40pm by a driver traveling on South Avenue. He reported that he was flagged over by an intoxicated female, she then led Police to 802 South Second Street, the Boarding house where both Griffith and Kendrick lived. The 45 year old woman was arrested for Public Intoxication later that evening. Police recovered the firearm the night of the incident.

Witnesses say that both men had been drinking prior to hearing gunshots. Kendrick was not armed.


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