Kidnapping victim stabs captor in Johnston Co.

By: Robin Beal Email
By: Robin Beal Email

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. -- Violence has touched the small Johnston County community of Pontotoc. Robin Beal has the startling new details.

It took Chickasaw Nation police investigators more than 24 hours to confirm what some people already knew.

Presley Hamilton, 37, was stabbed to death Monday morning. Police say after he kidnapped his estranged girlfriend and then held her captive in an abandoned home, she allegedly stabbed Hamilton in the chest.

It all happened in the small community of Pontotoc shortly before 10 a.m. on Monday. Investigators identified the kidnapping victim as 36-year-old Alice Pittman of Connerville and believe she was the one who stabbed Hamilton to death, grabbing his pocket knife after he threatened to kill her.

Hamilton had been on the run from authorities for quite some time and had an extensive criminal record. We found offenses dating back to 1998 ranging from driving under the influence to escaping arrest to weapons and drug charges.

In researching public court papers involving Hamilton, we also discovered a protective order filed against him six years ago in Pontotoc County. That protective order was requested by the woman who police say ultimately ended his life.

A press release received Tuesday afternoon has the details of an apparent homicide investigation that has been ongoing since Monday in the small Johnston County town of Pontotoc.

On Monday April 7, 2007 at approximately 9:58 a.m., the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office requested the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department respond to a possible domestic disturbance that occurred at a residence on Indian land near Pontotoc in rural Johnston County. Lighthorse Investigators responded to the Pontotoc residence where Presley Scott Hamilton, 37, was pronounced dead as a result of two knife wounds to his chest. Hamilton’s body was taken by the Medical Examiner’s office to Oklahoma City for an autopsy.

Investigators interviewed 36-year-old Alice Lynne Pittman, who said Hamilton, her ex-boyfriend, kidnapped her from her Connerville residence during the early morning hours. She said he then forced her to drive to an abandoned home where he held her captive and threatened to kill her. Pittman stated she grabbed Hamilton’s pocket knife and stabbed him in the chest in an attempt to escape. She then called 9-1-1 and reported the incident to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

Hamilton was wanted on federal and state warrants. Case details will be forwarded to the Johnston County District Attorney’s Office. The Lighthorse Police were assisted by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Connerville Fire Department.


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  • by his cousin Location: oklahoma on Sep 13, 2009 at 04:43 PM
    its not true he didnt do that leave him alone blame her not him this just happend two years ago if alice realy loved him she would have not already moved on
  • by anonymous Location: ok on Apr 14, 2008 at 09:48 AM
    Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
  • by anonymous Location: ok on Apr 13, 2008 at 04:16 PM
    recently heard that the charges were dropped against Ms Pittman. Thank goodness our justice system is smart enough to realize self defense when it slaps them in the face.
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Apr 13, 2008 at 05:45 AM
    Anon- picky, picky, picky.........lol.
  • by Anon on Apr 11, 2008 at 04:04 PM
    Ummm... to midniteryder, I just can't help myself. You said, "This message has been spell-checked, proofread, and otherwise nitpicked to the so-called Nth degree, and should pass approval from those who desire and demand correct spelling, pronunciation, and usage of the English language from we, the Great Unwashed." There is a comma splice after degree. But you make a good point.
  • by qualls Location: sherman on Apr 11, 2008 at 11:04 AM
    another fine example of pontotoc county letting proven criminals out to try to kill somebody
  • by Redneck Woman Location: Sherman on Apr 10, 2008 at 01:06 PM
    Anyone else think he looks like Tony Orlando? Remember " Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree"...LOL. Hey where's Dawn?
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Apr 9, 2008 at 09:25 PM
    In an effort to be grammatically correct so as to avoid the wrath of the language and spelling Nazis, I shall refrain from castigating those who deride the apparent spelling flaws others so proudly exhibit. This message has been spell-checked, proofread, and otherwise nitpicked to the so-called Nth degree, and should pass approval from those who desire and demand correct spelling, pronunciation, and usage of the English language from we, the Great Unwashed. In closing, let me congratulate Ms. Pittman for saving the various law enforcement agencies the time and expense of capturing and incarcerating this obviously sick individual, as well as the expense to the Oklahoma taxpayer in paying for his incarceration.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2008 at 06:53 PM
    as-holes dead men don't talk,who's to say she is telling the truthshe would'nt know the truth if it bit her
  • by KAREN Location: OKLAHOMA on Apr 9, 2008 at 03:03 PM
    Tax payers were saved the money for housing him until the trial - then housed in prison at our expense. I hope Ms Pittman is OK.
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