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Oklahoma City man is accused of threatening to wrap girlfriend in plastic, throw her in lake

John B. Cranfill, 38, of Oklahoma City, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and threatening to wrap her in plastic and dispose of her body in a lake, court papers show.
by Tim Willert Modified: March 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm •  Published: March 5, 2013
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John B. Cranfill

The woman even hugged Cranfill and told him that she loved him so she could escape, police reported.

The woman ran out of the residence and locked herself in a van until police arrived.

She told police Cranfill also struck her several times in the face with a closed fist and broke out the driver's side window of the van, the affidavit states.

Police reported finding a large amount of plastic with painter's tape on it in the house and a large orange box in the back of Cranfill's truck.

Cranfill was being held Tuesday in the Oklahoma County jail, with bail set at $250,000, a jailer said.

He has prior convictions in Oklahoma County for second- and third-degree arson, court records show. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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