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April 28, 2012

More details released in Payne County kidnapping case

STILLWATER, Okla. — A woman charged with kidnapping “pull(ed) her purse tight to make it appear as if there was a gun inside” while asking a woman at a gas pump for a lift to Edmond, according to an affidavit.

Lacretia Quincy Foy-Jackson, 28, of Stillwater, is charged with kidnapping for extortion. If convicted of the felony, she could face 10 years in prison, her charge states.

The NewsPress first reported the kidnapping Thursday, but an affidavit filed late last week provides more information on the crime.

A man contacted the Payne County Sheriff’s Office at 12:14 a.m. Wednesday and said his friend’s girlfriend, Alexis Brannon, had just been kidnapped from the Cowboy Travel Plaza at Interstate 35 and State Highway 51, the affidavit says. Brannon sent her boyfriend text messages about the kidnapping.

Brannon dropped off Foy-Jackson in Edmond, the affidavit says. The affidavit indicates Brannon wasn’t hurt.

A deputy reviewed surveillance footage and talked to employees at the convenience store. A worker said a woman entered the store and asked for “money for gas that she claimed that she was charged for at the pumps,” the affidavit states. The store employee could not confirm the sale and refused to give her money.

Brannon told police Foy-Jackson approached her at the pump and asked where she was headed. Brannon lied and said Stillwater.

“Ms. Brannon advised that Ms. Foy-Jackson came in closer and told her that she needed a ride to Edmond while simultaneously pulling her purse tight to make it appear as if there was a gun inside her purse,” the affidavit says.

During the ride, Foy-Jackson patted her purse and said she had “blades and bullets,” the affidavit alleges.

When they arrived in Edmond, Foy-Jackson told the driver to stop on Second Street, the affidavit says. The passenger ran to a blue, boxy-shaped car and drove away.

Edmond police pulled over the car and took Foy-Jackson to the police department, where a Payne County deputy later interviewed her.

She told the deputy she was robbed at the Cowboy Travel Plaza and she reported the crime to a store clerk, police said.

Foy-Jackson became “hysterical” when the deputy told her he was investigating a reported kidnapping.

“She advised me that she did not kidnap anybody, was just hitch hiking back to Edmond,” the deputy wrote in the affidavit.

Foy-Jackson admitted she told Brannon she had “blades and bullets,” the affidavit alleges.

Foy-Jackson was being held in the Payne County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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