Oklahoma man cleared by DNA evidence in rape of girl, 4, plans to sue

BY SUSAN HYLTON, TULSA WORLD Modified: April 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm •  Published: April 29, 2013
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photo - Patrick Edward Misner: He lived near a 4-year-old girl who was raped in 2012. He is awaiting a trial date.
Patrick Edward Misner: He lived near a 4-year-old girl who was raped in 2012. He is awaiting a trial date.
SAPULPA - A Sapulpa man who was held in jail for 84 days before DNA evidence cleared him in the brutal rape of his then-girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter plans to sue the Creek County Sheriff's Office for wrongful arrest.

Tommy Braden's attorney, Don Smolen, of Tulsa, sent notice earlier this month that they plan to take legal action for wrongful arrest and detention, which they allege was the result of the Sheriff's Office negligence.

"From day one he's begging them to do a DNA test," Smolen said. "They said they weren't going to do that because it was a waste of taxpayers' dollars."

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