Woman arrested for allegedly choking child, stabbing man who intervened, police say

Woman arrested for allegedly choking child, stabbing man who intervened

ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman was arrested after allegedly choking a child who had thrown sand at her, then stabbing a man who intervened, police said.

The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office said Keuetta Daniels, 40, was causing a scene at a campsite after a 5-year-old threw sand at her last Thursday, KOKI-TV reported.

Daniels then grabbed the child, wrapped her legs around the child and placed her in a chokehold.

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A nearby man, John Reed-Basks, reportedly saw what was happening and pulled Daniels off the child.

Daniels then pulled out a pocket knife and began stabbing Basks, leaving him with multiple wounds, according to reports.

Witnesses at the scene were able to reportedly give statements that matched Basks'.

The child had markings on her neck and shoulders that matched the description of being choked, reports stated.

Daniels admitted to stabbing Basks but said it was self-defense because Basks hit her.

Daniels was arrested and charged with child abuse, domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault by strangulation.

Keuetta Vennel Daniels, 40, is now in Rogers County jail for allegedly choking a five-year-old and then stabbing the man who stepped in to stop the situation last Thursday.
Keuetta Vennel Daniels, 40, is now in Rogers County jail for allegedly choking a five-year-old and then stabbing the man who stepped in to stop the situation last Thursday. (Rogers County Jail/Rogers County Jail)