Two charged in armed robbery; One arrested after assaulting police at hospital; Second suspect remains on the lam

April 2, 2021 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — A warrant with bond endorsed at $150,000 is issued for Amarbe Trey Pappan III, 31, Ponca City, by the Kay County District Court.

Pappan is charged with felony counts of first degree robbery, conspiracy and possession of a firearm, all after two or more felony convictions.

Amarbe Trey Pappan

Ponca City police report that Pappan and Daniel Lee Baker, 37, Ponca City, are accused of entering a home in the 900 block of N. Pine, pointing a gun at those inside and stealing a cell phone.

One of the occupants of the home told police a child was sleeping in a crib and another on the floor during the robbery. A female told police she picked the child up off the floor to carry her into a room when Baker pointed the gun at her head and made her sit on the couch. The pair called a third subject and asked him to come to the residence but left before the subject arrived.

Baker is facing the same charges as Pappan and is being held on $150,000 bond. He is also facing three charges of assault and battery on a police officer filed on March 19.

Daniel Lee Baker

In that case, PCPD officer Brandon Hurst reports that he responded to Alliance Health for a report of a combative patient. Hurst reports he saw Baker shove a female as he attempted to walk out of a room. Kay County deputies were also present and Baker begin revisiting when officers and deputies attempted to arrest him. When officials took him to the ground, Hurst hit his face on something and had redness on his cheekbone.

Deputy Elliott Lindsey reports that Baker shoved him into a hospital cart and the wall.

Deputy John Garcia reports Baker kicked him several times.

PCPD officer Jenny Bahm reports she deployed her taser on Baker and he was then restrained.

Pappan’s criminal record includes an assault and battery charged filed in 2009 and a drug charge filed in 2010. He was convicted of both in 2010. and sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but six months in the county jail suspended. In 2018 he was charged with assault and battery on a police officer and larceny of merchandise from a retailer.

On Feb. 4, 2019 he was convicted those charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but five years suspended. Anyone with information on Pappan’s location is asked to call police.

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