Police Arrest Man for Beating and Pistol-whipping 2 Elderly Women for 3 Days in Hotel
Man jailed in abuse of women over 3 days
The victims, ages 68 and 89, were assaulted and drugged.
Kevin Simmons, 46, was arrested at the Guesthouse Suites, 8181 E. 41st St., police Cpl. C.J. Jackson said.
Two women, ages 68 and 89, told police that Simmons had been beating them intermittently since Sunday, when the three checked into the extended-stay hotel.
Simmons also is accused of injecting the 68-year-old with drugs and shooting her repeatedly with a BB gun, Jackson said.
"This has been one of the most severe cases of domestic abuse and elderly abuse I've seen in a long time — pretty much my whole career," Jackson said.
The 68-year-old told police that Simmons was her boyfriend and that the 89-year-old was her mother. Police did not release either woman's name but said the older woman has Alzheimer's disease.
Both women were taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment. Jackson said their injuries are not life-threatening.
One of the women called 911 Wednesday when Simmons left the room to run errands, Jackson said. Officers arrested him when he returned.
During the three days, Simmons allegedly had been stealing money from both women and driving the younger woman's Cadillac.
The younger woman said he injected her with drugs — possibly crack cocaine or methamphetamine — during the ordeal, Jackson said.
Numerous pornographic photos of both women were found on Simmons' phone, Jackson said.
"Only a deviant-type person would do that to an elderly person," he said. "He's basically exploiting them. He's driving around in her car, which she just bought, and using her credit card."
A hotel employee said staff members didn't notice anything to make them suspect the abuse.
"We had no clue that this was going on. There were no signs," Tanvi Naik said. "Nobody came in to complain. There were no noises or anything."
The owners took over the hotel less than two months ago. It had a history of drug activity under the former management, Naik said.
After Simmons' arrest, police sifted through the Cadillac and cataloged a laundry list of evidence. Officers found several pipes, a large amount of crack cocaine, $3,000 in cash and a safe, Jackson said.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections records show that Simmons was convicted of obtaining property by false pretense in Rogers County in 2005 and received a two-year prison sentence.
In 2001, his then-wife obtained a protective order against him that was later dismissed, court records show. After their divorce in 2002, a judge granted her another protective order that is still in effect.
Simmons was charged in Tulsa County with aggravated assault and battery on a police officer and public intoxication in 1989.
He pleaded guilty to the alcohol offense, and the assault charge was dropped, records show.
Simmons was charged in April in Tulsa County with writing a bad check. That case is unresolved.