McAlester, Oklahoma: 34-year-old Cody Ray McFadden is behind bars at the Pittsburg County Jail on multiple felony charges after an unnamed woman reported that he had locked her in a dog cage and threatened to shoot her with a cross bow.
In his report, the deputy that spoke with the woman quoted her as saying, "she thought that she was going to die."
She told officers that she had gone to the residence on Redbird Drive the day before to check on McFadden.
She accused him of forcing her into a dog cage, poking her with a stick, attempting to shock her with an extension cord, and threatening to shoot her with a cross bow. She stated that she was only able to escape after McFadden hit the dog cage with an axe "so hard that the cage got bent and she was able to get out."
She then escaped the residence through a broken window.
Officers surrounded the residence and McFadden stepped outside long enough to tell them that they needed to leave "so he could live his life."
Shortly after shooting tear gas into the residence, officers observed flames and saw McFadden exiting from under the home. He was then taken into custody and fire crews worked to extinguish the flames.
The home was severely burnt, but the following day investigators returned with a search warrant and located the dog cage and also the charred remains of a dog.
McFadden has been charged with kidnapping, maiming, domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated domestic assault and battery, arson, and cruelty to animals. He was ordered held on $1 million bond on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
McFadden appears to have an extensive criminal history going back to 2006 according to an Oklahoma court record search.
According to McAlester News-Capital McFadden was found incompetent by the Choctaw Nation District Court to stand trial in April on a charge of second-degree arson. In that case, he reportedly set fire to a blanket inside of a home before igniting a vehicle while he was inside in December 2020.