PCPD officer placed on leave after domestic arrest

December 2, 2019 | Courts|Featured|Police

NEWKIRK — A Ponca City police officer is on administrative leave after being arrested and charged with a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse assault and battery against a pregnant woman in Kay County District Court.

Ryan Matthew Parton, 24, Ponca City, was booked in the county jail last week and later released on $1,500 bond.

Ryan Matthew Parton

Parton was charged after his pregnant girlfriend told police that on Sept. 14, he pushed her, causing her to land on a pile of moving boxes and a couch. The female claims she received bruises and a scratch from the incident.

She told police he has a drinking problem and that she is afraid of him becoming violent.

Lt. Chad VanHosen interviewed Parton. He reportedly stated the pair are having relationship issues. He refused to answer questions about the allegations of violence with out a lawyer. Parton joined the PCPD in June. (see photo) Parton is scheduled for a Dec. 6 initial appearance.