Saturday stabbing described in police affidavit

Beverly Bryant - August 15, 2019 4:39 pm

Dylan T. Washington

In an affidavit filed Tuesday in Kay County District Court, Ponca City Detective Sergeant Josh Henderson described how he responded to investigate a stabbing that took place Saturday, Aug. 10, ending at an intersection near South Seventh  Street and Oklahoma Avenue.

The initial report indicates the stabbing occurred on Ninth Street.

Henderson wrote that before his arrival at the intersection, he was notified that victim Neli Martinez, 37, of Tulsa,  had been taken to Alliance Health Medical Center with a large wound on the left side of her neck, consistent with a stab wound. Henderson said she gave him a statement before she was transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Martinez’s statement said her former boyfriend, Dylan Washington, 24, of Ponca City, told her to pick him  up in her car. After they met and were driving around, she said, he also told her to pick up another former girlfriend. When she resisted, she said Washington became violent and threatened to kill Martinez and her son.

Washington got out of her car, Martinez said, and she went to pick up the other former girlfriend. The second woman said she wanted to find Washington, and the two drove to the area around South Ninth Street, where  they saw Washington and said he let out a “war cry.” Martinez said he would not let her car pass.

She said Washington ran to her driver’s side, reached through the window and stabbed her in the neck. Martinez and the second woman sped away after the attack.

The woman with Martinez called 911, she said, and then she ran off, leaving Martinez alone in the car.

Martinez told Detective Sgt. Henderson that Washington had threatened to kill her before, had shot at her, beaten her and threatened her for years.

After Martinez was transported to Oklahoma City, Henderson wrote, he went to South Seventh Street where Martinez’s car was left and performed an investigation on the evidence in the car.

Henderson said he interviewed the second woman on Monday, Aug. 12. She said after Washington stabbed Martinez, they sped off. She said she believed Washington was coming back to kill both of  them, and he had threatened to kill her before.

Officers and investigators from the Ponca City Police Department, assisted by deputies from the Kay County Sheriff’s Office,  arrested Washington about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Washington was located at the Pioneer Place Apartments at 715 Monument in Ponca City and he was taken into custody without incident.

Also arrested was 24-year-old Ponca City resident Monica Dent on a complaint of felony harboring a fugitive.  Both subjects were transported to the Ponca City Police Department.

Washington was arrested on a Kay County District Court warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.

Martinez has been released from the hospital.

Washington’s bond is currently set at $1,000,000.


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