Muskogee Man Arrested For Kidnapping, Sexual Assault


Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 4:56 pm
By: Dee Duren


Muskogee Police have made an arrest after a woman reported a kidnapping and sexual assault. Police say Anthony Givens was arrested at his home in the 700 block of Jackson Street Tuesday morning.

A woman told officers she visited a friend at a Motel 6 in Muskogee, and met a man at the motel room. She told police she had met the man a few years before but didn't remember his name, a news release states.

She opened a bottle of alcohol then went to the restroom, finishing the drink when she returned.

Police say she doesn't remember much of what happened after that. When she woke up, she had been beaten and was tied up, the woman told investigating officers. She told police she got the man to untie her so she could eat, and then she escaped and called for help.

Officer Lincoln Anderson said a relative gave the woman a ride to the hospital where she met with police. Officers say the woman had bruising to several areas of her body including her face.

Anderson said they got a search warrant for Givens' home and arrested him on charges of first degree rape and kidnapping. Givens, 53, also had an outstanding city warrant.