Thursday, May 11, 2006

McAlester, Oklahoma

From the May 7, 2006 Oklahoman:
McALESTER - A man remained hospitalized Saturday after he was assaulted, bound, gagged, abducted and shot in the back Friday, authorities said.

James Brian Powell, 19, was shot in the back after escaping his bonds and the trunk of a car that was traveling on State Highway 31, Pittsburg County Undersheriff Richard Sexton said.

Powell staggered to a nearby home and sought help. The vehicle continued north on the road then crashed into a ditch, Sexton said.

Four occupants fled the area but returned later. A resident held the four at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

Joe Vernon Baker, 18, was arrested on complaints of shooting with an intent to kill, kidnapping and assault and battery. Baker is being held without bail in the Pittsburg County jail.

Charles Lee Bedford, 20, was taken into custody on assault and battery and kidnapping complaints, and a kidnapping complaint was lodged against Rowdy Adam Peterson, 20. Both are being detained in lieu of $200,000 bail, officials said.

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