Man charged with alleged kidnapping, fleeing peace officers

BOBBY STONE II

An Ada man was arrested and charged with several felonies after he allegedly kidnapped relatives and later fled from law enforcement.

Bobby Lynn Stone II, 45, of Ada was arrested last week after a pursuit.

The alleged kidnapping took place in early August. Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Holcomb responded to a residence Aug. 5 in the county just off state Highway 3.

A relative of Stone’s accused him of kidnapping her after entering her home.

“She stated that he took her phone while she was trying to make a 911 call and made her and (another relative) go to the garage, not allowing them to leave,” Holcomb said in a report. “She was kept from 2 p.m. until approximately 6 p.m. She stated that he rummaged through the house trying to find a will, and told her on several occasions he would kill her and her family.”

Stone left the house before the victims were able to call for help. A warrant for his arrest was issued soon after.

On Sept. 5 at 6:15 p.m., another relative called authorities to report Stone was in the area of the 6000 block of County Road 3430.

Deputies Kevin Wood and Kenneth Heck responded.

“I had stopped at state Highway 3W and County Road 3530, and Deputy Heck continued to travel westbound toward the location,” Wood said in a report. “Shortly after Deputy Heck passed me, he stated that he had a gray Mustang traveling eastbound at 111 miles per hour. I observed the vehicle approaching me still at a very high rate of speed. I activated my emergency lights and sirens, but the vehicle did not come to a stop.”

Wood said the driver picked up speed and was driving toward Ada.

“I was beginning to catch up with the vehicle and I observed it passing several cars, and then swerved across from the inside lane over to the outside lane and took the Roff exit to get on the bypass,” Wood said. “I continued to follow the vehicle with my lights and sirens, traveling at 130 miles per hour in my patrol unit. I observed the vehicle passing several more cars on the roadway.”

Wood said the driver, Stone, took the Oak Street exit, drove south and then ran a stop sign as he turned west onto County Road 1560.

“I continued to follow the vehicle, but lost sight of it over a hill when we were approaching state Highway 1 west,” Wood said. “Ada Police Officer David Cowans was in the area and took over as lead vehicle. As I was catching up to Officer Cowans and the suspect, I observed several vehicles in the ditch. Also as I was passing Latta School, I observed several children in the parking lot. Officer Cowans and I continued to pursue the vehicle west bound on County Road 1560.”

Wood said he lost sight of the vehicle as it went over a hill. He said when he topped the hill, the pursuit had ended and Cowans was running across a field.

“I exited my patrol vehicle and joined Officer Cowans,” Wood said. “Officer Cowans stated that he observed the suspect and knew it to be Bobby Stone from past dealings. Officer Cowans stated that he had lost sight of Stone when he went into the woods, but stated he was wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans. Officer Cowans and I attempted to locate Bobby in the woods, but were unable to.”

Deputies, officers and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers continued to search the area and searched the vehicle, the owner of which said she did not give Stone permission to drive.

“As we were about to clear the scene, Central Dispatch stated that they received a call stating there was a male subject walking down the roadway wearing jeans and no shirt,” Wood said.

Law enforcement responded and arrested Stone.

Stone is charged in Pontotoc County District Court with kidnapping, first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, larceny of an automobile, endangering others while attempting to elude peace officers and falsely impersonating another to create liability.

He is being held without bond in the Pontotoc County Justice Center.

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