Repeat offenders charged in hotel assaultsOctober 15, 2020 | Courts
NEWKIRK — Charges have been filed against two people accused of assaulting and robbing a subject at America’s Best Value Inn on Aug. 18.
A warrant with bond endorsed at $100,000 is issued for Joshua Hunter Horinek, 20, Blackwell, and a status docket is set for Kassandra Mary-Jean Anderson, 23, Kaw City, in Kay County District Court on Dec. 4.
The pair are accused of tasing and assaulting a woman at the hotel and then stealing items from her. Felony charges of conspiracy and first degree robbery were filed on Oct. 1.
Ponca City police report that the alleged victim claims that she got into an argument with Anderson over drugs.
The alleged victim told police that Anderson shocked her with a taser multiple times and that Horinek hit her in the head with a pistol before stealing items from her. Anyone with information on Horniek’s location is asked to call police.
In a second case filed against Anderson on Oct.1. In that case she is charged with felony counts of first degree burglary, conspiracy and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
In that case police report that officers investigated a report of an assault on Aug. 21 at The Ashley Inn.
The alleged victim told police that she was staying at the Ashley Inn when Brian Keith Whitaker Jr., 27, Ponca City, allegedly forced his way into the room and brandished a firearm. Anderson and Andrew Quinn Pappan, 24, Ponca City, were reportedly with him and Anderson reportedly pointed a firearm at the female. The three reportedly wanted money but left when a male subject said he was calling the police.
On Sept. 24 Whitaker was charged with first degree burglary, conspiracy and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
On Sept. 29, a second case was filed against Whitaker. In that case he is charged with felony drug and firearm charges and knowingly receiving and or concealing stolen property. He is being held in the county jail on $355,000 bond.
Pappan was charged on Sept. 24 with burglary, conspiracy, and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held in the county jail on $27,900 bond. (see previous story on Pappan)
There are three other pending cases against Anderson.
On April 3, 2019 she was charged with a felony count of unauthorized use of a vehicle. (see story)
She was arrested on that charge in October of 2018 following a high speed chase that led to more charges. (see story)
On April 16, 2020, a failure to comply warrant was issued for Anderson. (see story)
On April 20 she was involved in a police pursuit that resulted in a rollover crash. (see story) Anderson is being held in the county jail on $455,000 bond.