Man allegedly kidnapped and held for ransom in NW Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY-- Police saved a man allegedly kidnapped and held for ransom at a home in Northwest Oklahoma City.

"I drove up and I saw police everywhere," Nelson Morgan said.

It was a startling sight on NW 163rd near Ironstone on July 22nd.

As people sat outside in handcuffs, police and FBI agents searched a home.

"I was like what's going on,” Morgan asked.

Inside police said something sinister was happening.

They said a man was being held against his will.

"The victim is originally from California and was contacted by someone here in Oklahoma City about doing some work. That person actually flew the victim out to Oklahoma City to do some kind of delivery, and when the victim arrived in Oklahoma City he was actually taken hostage," Sgt. Megan Morgan, with OCPD, said.

Police were led to the home after a call from the FBI.

According to a court document, the victim’s family alerted law enforcement after receiving a disturbing phone call.

His mother claims a woman said they would need “$250,000 dollars cash and some marijuana to have her son returned safely”.

"You know I'm not surprised. I think stuff happens like that every day and we walk by it not affected until we find out that it happens," Morgan said.

Kimberly Gentry, Benjamin Rhodes, Duadell Rhodes, and Ethan Smallwood were arrested.

When police found the victim they said he had duct tape around his ankles and told officers one of the men was “holding an assault type rifle on him as he was being cuffed and taped”.

"You never know who's living next to you, and you never know what's going to happen," Webb said.

Inside the home police seized a number of items including rifles, handcuffs and rope tied to a bed.

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