Oklahoma truck driver arrested for rape

Thursday, September 16th 2004, 12:25 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City police say a truck driver has been arrested in Nebraska for rape, kidnapping and assaulting with intent to kill a woman from Oklahoma City.

Police say Carl Lawson was arrested in Lincoln.

Officers say the woman was kidnapped Sunday in eastern Oklahoma City and told police she lost consciousness after being punched and choked.

She says she awoke along I-35 near the Oklahoma-Kansas state line.

Police Captain Jeffrey Becker says there is nothing to connect Lawson to a possible serial killer of prostitutes in Oklahoma and several other states.

Becker also says Lawson's truck doesn't match the description of a truck being sought in one of the killings.