Woman arrested for terroristic threats via Coronavirus

April 13, 2020 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — An initial appearance is set in Kay County District Court on April 17 for Cecelia Eileen Rhodd Flores, 47, Ponca City.

Rhodd was arrested by Ponca City police on a pending charge of terroristic threats via Coronavirus.

PCPD Cpl. Warren Thompson reports he responded to the 1700 block of Gibson Place on April 2 for a report of an intoxicated subject that was attempting to drive off in a vehicle. Thompson and another officer report making contact with Flores. The reporting party was able to take control of his vehicle and no further action was needed. As the officers were about to leave, Flores reportedly attempted to shake hands.

Cecila Eileen Rhodd Flores

Thompson refused and explained because of the COVID-19 threat he wasn’t shaking hands. Thompson reports in the affidavit that Flores took a step toward him and violently coughed and sneezed and then stated. “Yeah, I got it!” 

On April 3, Thompson returned to the address and arrested Flores for terroristic threats via Coronavirus. She was booked in the county jail on $15,000 bond. On April 6, Judge David Wilkie reduced bond to $2,000.

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