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Man sentenced to 15 years for abducting two Joplin women

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Updated May 2, 2013:  A Northeast Oklahoma man will spend the next 15 years in prison for kidnapping two Joplin women and taking them across state lines into Oklahoma.

A Newton County judge convicted Johnny Davis Jr. of two counts of first degree assault and two counts of kidnapping for the December 2011 incident.

Davis abducted the women near Joplin's Petro Truck Stop.

Authorities say Davis bound the women, beat them, and took them to Oklahoma.

The victims eventually convinced their captor they needed medical care.

Davis then drove both women back to Joplin to Freeman Hospital, where he was taken into custody.

 

Posted December 27, 2011:  Prosecutors are reviewing the case of a man accused of abducting and beating two Joplin women on Monday.

Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland says the women agreed to meet another women early Monday morning near the Petro Truck Stop south of Joplin.  Instead, they were met by Johnny Ray Davis Jr, 32 of Nowata, Oklahoma.

Davis is accused of beating the women and taking them to Oklahoma.  Needing medical attention, the women talked him into taking them to the hospital.

Sheriff's deputies had been searching for the women since that morning and were told the women were at the hospital.  There they arrested Davis without incident.

Newton County prosecutors are reviewing charges of first degree assault and felonious restraint against Davis.

Davis was released in July 2010 after spending 11 years of a 24 year sentence in prison for a 1998 case in which he was convicted of 1st degree rape.

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