A man is in custody at the Oklahoma County Detention Center accused of dragging a woman by car for half-a-mile. Oklahoma City police said on Tuesday that 34-year-old Kendra Hunt was critically injured but was expected to survive. Hunt’s family found out Tuesday afternoon their loved one was taken to OU Medical Center.
Police said just after 6 a.m. witnesses reported hearing an argument in the McDonald’s parking lot near Northeast 58th and Martin Luther King Avenue.
“We got a call from several citizens that saw a female involved in what appeared to be a domestic at McDonald’s,” said Capt. Michelle Henderson, Oklahoma City Police Department.
The witnesses then allegedly saw Daryl Holland, 27, drive off in a red SUV. The witnesses described seeing the victim hanging out of the car, according to police. Her body was dragged down MLK to Northeast 50th Street.
“The suspect stops for a minute and continues west here on 50th into the neighborhood,” said Henderson.
Officers followed evidence that showed Hunt was dragged for half-a-mile before the suspect ditched the SUV and ran, leaving Hunt behind. She was taken to OU Medical Center in critical condition and was unable to speak to investigators.
“This is about a half mile scene,” Henderson said. “This is a very large scene. We have several locations. We have the McDonald’s, we have the gas station behind us, We have the evidence on the street down 50th and we have the car also.”
Meanwhile, a resident in the northeast Oklahoma City neighborhood caught Holland on a Ring camera running into a wooded area - but his run from the law was short lived.
Holland was arrested near Northeast 53rd and Everest and was taken to police headquarters for questioning. Police have not released information on what started the argument or how the two knew each other.
Holland was booked on complaints of aggravated assault and battery and maiming.