“He was tied up in that motel room,” Naked man found injured; two arrested

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PINK, Okla. - Authorities said a response to a car fire turned into a victim found naked and bleeding.

The Pink Fire Department initially responded to an apparent car fire near Highway 9 and 192nd Street when they discovered the naked man wandering and injured.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said the victim was shot near the torso and stabbed about seven times.

Authorities believe he and three other suspects first burglarized a home in Cleveland County before making their way to a motel in Oklahoma City.

"They found blood evidence in a bathtub in that motel. We have learned, since then, our victim has claimed he was tortured and beaten in that bathtub, that he was tied up in that motel room," Booth said.

With the help of a drone, a manhunt led to the arrest of one suspect. Elijah Lambert was taken into custody Wednesday and booked into the Pottawatomie County jail.

The second suspect, identified as Chris Looper, was arrested in Oklahoma City. Pending investigation, authorities are not releasing the name of the third suspect.

According to Booth, it's unlikely he is in the Pottawatomie County area; however, they believe a motive has been identified.

"We believe our victim may have owed somebody in this group some money or somebody owed somebody some money," Booth said.

Part of the investigation includes how the car fire started.

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