Woman kidnapped in Purcell found alive; suspect arrested

Posted at 12:06 AM, May 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-06 10:20:51-04

McIntosh County deputies find a woman who was kidnapped in Purcell, and arrested the suspect.

Deputies were called to a home in Checotah to find Floyd Joseph Ball Jr., who they say kidnapped Joanna Higgins at knifepoint inside a Purcell restaurant Friday night. 

The sheriff's department arrested Ball following a chase.

When they went inside the home, they found Higgins injured. Paramedics took her to the hospital.

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