From Ponca City PD: Just after 7:30AM Wednesday morning the Communications Center of the Ponca City Police Department received a 911 call from an employee of Roosevelt School reporting a male in the parking lot holding a knife to the throat of a female. The caller went on to report that the male had just left the area with the two adult females and three children, ages 5 and under, in a green colored minivan. One of the children is a student at Roosevelt School. Officers responded to the area of the school and began attempting to check the welfare of the occupants.
About 20 minutes later, the Communications Center received a 911 call from a 25 year old female residing in the 400 block of North Birch. She said that she had just regained consciousness from an assault that occurred about 5:00 AM. She said 24 year old Tyran Brown had broken the window of the home and assaulted her with a frying pan and had held she and other residents of the home hostage at knife point. Information led investigators to believe that Brown was the suspect from Roosevelt School and the other passengers in the minivan were the other residents from the house in the 400 Block of North Birch.
Police spotted the green minivan in a vacant field on West Liberty and followed it to the area of West Grand and Olympia where it was stopped and Brown was taken into custody. Brown faces multiple felonies from yesterday’s incident including violation of a protective order, first degree burglary, six counts of kidnapping, three counts of child endangerment, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, domestic assault by strangulation and domestic assault with a dangerous weapon.
Brown has a lengthy criminal record which includes multiple domestic assaults, violations of protective orders, assault on an officer and burglary.