OKC Man Arrested, Accused Of Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend


Monday, August 9th 2021, 3:56 pm
By: Hunter McKee


OKLAHOMA CITY -

A man is behind bars, accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend. Police said the woman was kidnapped Sunday morning in southwest Oklahoma City.  

Andrew Williams was then arrested in northeast Oklahoma City.

Just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, officers got a 911 call from someone saying they saw a woman being kidnapped. Police said Williams first drove to the victims work and parked near her parking spot waiting for her to arrive. When she got there, he tried talking to her, but that's when things escalated, according to authorities.

“He grabbed her," Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Gary Knight said. "Dragged her into his vehicle against her will. She was fighting the entire time, got her in the vehicle struck her in the face multiple times.”

Witnesses told police they "attempted to stop him by grabbing her legs." However, reports said Williams still drove off with her "hanging out of the door" until the witness let go.

"They were trying to follow the vehicle to get information on it," Knight said. "They also knew the person getting kidnapped. It was an employee at a business in southwest Oklahoma City."

The victim told police he was yelling at her, demanded to know where she had been and why she wasn't answering her calls.  

Officers were able to ping the victims cell phone and the car was found in Del City.  However, Williams had switched vehicles. Air One eventually spotted him near Northeast 16th Street and Lottie.

"Officers converged on that area and took the suspect into custody very quickly," Knight said.

Police reports said the victim broke up with Williams Friday because of his continued temper issues. Williams was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on a kidnapping complaint.

News 9 spoke to one of Williams family members who said he didn't seem aggressive towards the victim and believes he didn't force her into the car.