Police arrest man after a woman runs away from a house, claiming she was kidnapped

Posted at 3:22 PM, Dec 13, 2017

TULSA--Police arrest an alleged kidnapping suspect after a woman runs away from a house, claiming she had been held against her will for days. 

According to Tulsa Police, on December 12 officers were called to 2140 East Ute Street on a disturbance with a woman running from the residence.

Officers located the victim who they say had injuries to her neck and face.

According to TPD, the victim said she was running from 51-year-old Steven Shannon, after being held against her will since Saturday, December 9. 

TPD reports the victim stated that Shannon forced her from her home in Shawnee at gun point.

From there, police say the victim reported that Shannon  repeatedly assaulted her, pistol whipped her and strangled her during her three days she was padlocked inside the house. 

The victim told police that she started a fire inside of Shannon’s home to distract him so she could run.

When police arrested Shannon near his home, authorities say he had a loaded pistol on him that was stolen from Wagoner County.  

The victim was treated at a nearby hospital for her injuries and released.  

Shannon was booked in on Kidnapping, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Domestic Strangulation, Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Stolen Property charges.