Authorities Arrest Woman Accused Of Kidnapping, Assaulting OKC Man

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 12:06 pm
By: News 9

Authorities have arrested a woman accused of kidnapping and assaulting an elderly Oklahoma City man, resulting in his death.

According to authorities, Evelyn Goldsmith, 40, was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail at about 10 p.m. Monday. 

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According to police, on October 6, the victim, 71-year-old Paul David Birdsall Sr., was transported to an area hospital by EMSA due to an assault. Birdsall told police that he had been held against his will for several days and forced to drive to an ATM to withdraw cash and give to Goldsmith.

Police said Goldsmith assaulted Birdsall numerous times between September 25 and October 6. Goldsmith reportedly left the residence on October 6, and Birdsall was able to call EMSA.

Birdsall passed away over the weekend as a result of his injuries.

Goldsmith is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault and battery of the aged and decrepit, two counts of domestic abuse by strangulation, domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and eight counts of first-degree robbery (fear of immediate harm.)

Because of Birdsall's death, investigators said they will also seek a first-degree murder charge against Goldsmith.