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Teen’s attention in kidnapping leads to quick arrest


EDMOND, Okla — A 19-year-old college student was driving home from Stillwater following an evening with her boyfriend.

She pulled into a convenience store on Hwy 51 and I-35 for gas when she was confronted by a woman, claiming to have a  gun in her purse along with “bullets and knives.”

The suspect, 28-year-old Lacretia Foy-Jackson, demanded the teen drive her 45 miles away to Edmond.

Edmond Police Sgt. Chad Langley said, “She did the right thing by cooperating.”

The victim followed every request, eventually dropping Foy-Jackson at a rendezvous point with another car.

The teen drove away shaken but not injured.

The young lady pulled into the target parking lot and 2nd St. and Bryant, jumped out and flagged down an Edmond police officer.

She was able to give that officer a good car and suspect description.

Police were able to make an arrest within 45 minutes.

It was northbound I-35, an officer pulled over a driver for speeding.

In the back seat, the alleged kidnapper.

According to Langley, “Our officer was paying attention. He noticed someone matching the description and called Payne County. They emailed a picture to his squad car. He matched the picture and made the arrest.”

Authorities said this case was “text-book” police work.

The courageous and attentive crime victim was instrumental in the quick arrest.

Langley said, “When you cooperate, there is hardly anything that can’t be done.”

Foy-Jackson is being held in the Payne County jail on a felony kidnapping complaint.