Police: Man arrested following standoff connected to weekend homicide

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. -- John Joseph Quinter Junior, 44, is in police custody after an 8-hour standoff in Bethel Acres that lasted from late Monday night to early Tuesday morning .

Officials were originally called out to the scene, near Highway 102 and Hardesty Road, on reports of a suspect strangling a woman.

Officers eventually connected the same suspect to a homicide that happened on Saturday in Bethel Acres.

Daisy Holder said she doesn't know Quinter; a mutual friend had taken her to his house to borrow a computer charger on Monday night.

Holder said she was attacked by Quinter, and she claimed the suspect was drinking when he hurt her.

“Oh my gosh, it hurts pretty bad. From the neck up, I couldn't believe when I saw myself,” said Holder. “He came up behind me and he strangled me, and that's when I blacked out and ended up in the hospital.”

When Holder blacked out, her friend called 911.

Once law enforcement officers got to the scene, Quinter had barricaded himself inside his home, refusing to come out.

“I feel like I'm shocked, I'm scared and I don't know how long it's going to be until I recover,” said Holder.

The standoff lasted about eight hours and the SWAT team had to use tactics like tear gas to get the suspect out of the house.

"They were able to locate the suspect. He kept saying he was stuck and he needed help," said Sheriff Mike Booth with Pottowatomie County.

Quinter was arrested on charges of assault and battery of strangulation.

On the property, officials also found 150 pounds of explosives called tanarite.

Quinter has actually been on the sheriff's radar. They told us he was already under investigation for a shooting that left a man dead just last weekend.

"He was definitely there, he was definitely the shooter. We are continuing the investigation before we precede anything further with that," said Booth.

NewsChannel 4 did speak with a family member of Quinter, who said Quinter is very unstable and that he did shoot and kill Robby Almon, was taken into custody and eventually released from jail.

The Pott County Sheriff said Quinter refused to give a statement.

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