Alleged burglar faces kidnapping charges in Lone Grove

LONE GROVE, Okla. (KXII) - What started as a call of a man threatening to harm others and law enforcement officers in Lone Grove turned into a kidnapping case involving a high school student.

"His ex-girlfriend came up to the police department and filed a report stating that he was harming himself or going to harm someone else and that he possibly had someone tied up," Lone Grove police officer Brittani Armstrong said.

Brittani Armstrong says they began searching for James Wigley, 27, Friday night.

It wasn't until the next day when officers were able to pull over Wigley on Van Horn street - a block away from his ex girlfriends house.

"We found two high powered rifles along with two drums for the rifles and he had some stolen property," Armstrong said. "We didn't know it was stolen at the time but we did seize the weapons since his mental state was not well."

Later that day Armstrong met with the victim Wigley left tied up in a home on Bethel Road, an 18-year-old high school senior.

The victim told authorities he had woken up to Wigley pointing a gun at him.

"We took pictures of his wrist," Armstrong said. "He had let us know that he was tied up in a bathroom which was locked for like eight hours."

Armstrong says they called in the Carter County Sheriff's Office to investigate the alleged break in and kidnapping.

Wigley was taken to a mental hospital in Norman for evaluation before he was arrested and booked into jail.

Wigley faces four felony charges including burglary and kidnapping.



 
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