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TPD: Man arrested for holding two women hostage

Posted at 12:07 PM, Mar 20, 2019

TULSA — Tulsa police have arrested a man for allegedly holding two women hostage.

Police said Ernest Jo Petty showed up to a residence where two women were at - and threatened them both if they left without his permission.

The hostages said Petty did have a gun on him, arrest reports show.

One of the hostages told police she was able to escape from the home and call police at her doctor's office.

Police arrested Petty on two counts of kidnapping, forcible sodomy and possession of counterfeit money.

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