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Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Home Intruder


For Immediate Press Release

At approximately 7:30 am, Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Creek County deputies responded to a home invasion north of the town of Kiefer. The intruder broke in through the front door, grabbed the homeowner, and asked for a ride. The homeowner was able to free herself when she told him she needed to get her keys. She retrieved her phone and called 911 while sneaking out the backdoor with a young child.

Upon arrival, the homeowner told deputies that an unknown man had broken into the home and another child was still inside. Deputies entered the home and heard the child crying in the front room. Deputies saw the intruder grasping the child and attempting to leave. The intruder, later identified as 71-year-old Clyde Simmons, of Sapulpa, released the child when deputies confronted him. Simmons struggled with deputies but was ultimately taken into custody. Further investigation revealed Simmons also broke into the homeowner's vehicle before entering the house.

Creek County EMS was on scene and the child was not transported for medical treatment.

Clyde Simmons was transported to a hospital for a previous medical condition. After medical clearance, Simmons was transported to the Creek County Justice Center and booked on complaints of 1st Degree Burglary, 3rd Degree Burglary, Kidnapping, Assault and Battery, and Resisting Arrest.

This is an arrest, not a conviction.

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