Creek County man, woman burned in Edmond meth lab explosion
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
7/31/12 at 5:41 PM
EDMOND — A Creek County man and woman are being treated for “severe burns” after a working meth lab exploded inside a recreational vehicle at Arcadia Lake, police said.
Christina Leigh Martin, 35, of Mounds has third-degree burns to more than 50 percent of her body, public information specialist Jennifer Monroe said Tuesday. Owen Lee Dandridge, 43, of Kellyville suffered burns to his face and hands, she said.
The Edmond Fire Department responded to an explosion in Scissortail Park at Arcadia Lake at 8:45 p.m. Monday. Crews investigated the fire and found a working meth lab inside the RV as well as meth lab materials in the woods behind the vehicle, Monroe said.
Detectives were on scene more than eight hours cleaning and disposing of the hazaradous chemicals, she said.
Dandridge pleaded guilty to raping and sodomizing a 14-year-old girl in 1999.
Dandridge, who was married to a relative of the girl, told a Pawnee County judge he injected meth before arriving at the girl's home to give her a ride to school. He was released from Department of Corrections custody in June 2011.
Martin pleaded guilty to uttering two or more bogus checks exceeding $50 and bail jumping in 2000 and 2001, respectively. She has an outstanding warrant in the latter case for failure to appear and failure to pay.