Sapulpa Man Wrongly Jailed Files Civil Lawsuit

Ponca City Now - October 23, 2013 8:11 am

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) – A Sapulpa man has filed a civil lawsuit against the Creek County sheriff, alleging that he was wrongly jailed for 12 weeks on a child rape charge.

Tommy Braden filed the federal lawsuit this week against Creek County Sheriff John Davis. Braden was charged in 2012 with sexual abuse of a minor, but the charges were dropped after DNA evidence cleared him in the crime.

The lawsuit says DNA evidence matched another man who’s since been charged with rape, lewd molestation and burglary.

Braden’s lawsuit says the experience left his life in "utter ruin." He is seeking more than $150,000 in actual and punitive damages.

The sheriff couldn’t be reached for comment, but Creek County Sgt. Les Vaughan declined to comment to the Tulsa World on the lawsuit.

 

Latest Stories

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas hope...

Softball coaches: NCAA can do better with gender equality

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — College softball coaches are questioning the format and scheduling of the Women’s...

OSBI investigating death of man held in Lawton city jail

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it is looking into the...