Wagoner County mother and baby held hostage


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Updated: 11/09/2012 8:38 am Published: 11/08/2012 2:38 pm


Wagoner County Deputies arrested a man on several charges including kidnapping and sexual assault on Thursday.

Wagoner County deputies said the woman made a daring escape.

"This was someone she trusted," said Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dustin Dorr.

On Thursday, deputies arrested Joshua Pool, 24, hiding in a relative's house in Coweta. Investigators believe he tied up his girlfriend, beat her and sexually assaulted her for days.

She told detectives this morning she knew she needed to escape.

“After he bound her, she had been bound for fifteen to twenty minutes. He unbound her and he said ‘did you really think I was going to hurt you?’ She said ‘yeah,’" said Dorr.

After being held captive for more than a week investigators said the mother was able to find her move to escape.

Deputies report she told her boyfriend she and her son were going to check on the cattle in the corral behind the house.

Instead the woman ran to a nearby home where a man was moving a trailer.

"I saw her running over here and she was crying. I knew that something was wrong,” said the witness.

He didn’t want to be identified, but said he had no idea she and her 18-month old son were held hostage in a home near his house.

"She told us that she was tied up and that was the first time she could a break from him,” said the witness.

Wagoner County deputies report the woman’s boyfriend, Joshua Pool, 24, held her captive. If she went anywhere he would punish her and tie her up with shoe strings.

"She was sexually assaulted while she was bound," said Dorr. "He had put a pillow over her head multiple times for about twenty minutes. Put pressure down around her face area multiple times."

She told deputies by Thursday morning she thought she was going to die.

"When she didn't put him to bed he threw the son across the room and luckily he landed on the bed,” said Dorr.

The baby was injured, but afterward Pool asked if she was scared.

"He said ‘I wasn't going to hurt you. It was all an act’ and she said ‘well I really thought you were’ and she started crying and he said ‘you are pathetic," said Dorr.

When she was able to escape to a nearby home the Good Samaritan told her to hide behind a trailer so Pool couldn’t find her.

“The other couple that was helping me said we said ‘we will help you. I will bring my car around the side of this trailer and you can get in it and you can call the cops and your mom,” said the witness.

They watched as Pool went walked around the home looking for the victim.

"She got away and he never saw her," said the witness.

"Investigators say Pool had been repeatedly calling his girlfriend from his relative’s home. When deputies got to the house they found Pool hiding in the house and his car parked in the shed.

After arrested and read his Miranda Rights deputies said Pool made a bold statement.

"He stated that he did tie her up and that it was all a joke and that he was playing around with her," said Dorr.

Deputies said the woman is not physically injured and the baby will need to be checked by a doctor but is expected to be okay.

"Thank the Lord she is safe now," said the witness.

Pool is being held without bond.

Domestic Violence Intervention Services offers free counseling and you can call the crisis the line anonymously for help at (918) 7-HELPME (918) 743-5763.

In 2011, DVIS counseled 1,604 adult and 376 child survivors of domestic violence; 1,059 perpetrators of domestic violence; and 329 victims of sexual assault. More than 34,000 calls were answered by the crisis line.

Original headline Wagoner County Deputies arrest kidnapping suspect

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Mayor Maynot - 11/9/2012 4:14 AM
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Third rate romance low rent rendezvous

Mayor Maynot - 11/9/2012 4:12 AM
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Where do people learn this kind of behavior? Looks like his bondage fantasies will be fulfilled sooner than he wished. Of course under their breath aleman says squeeeeaaaaalllll like a pig. P

aleman - 11/8/2012 6:40 PM
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I like the fashion statement Wagoner County is making with these inbreds,all they need is a ball and chain and a sledge hammer makin' littlens' out of biggens'
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