Blackwell man facing child abuse charge

January 10, 2020 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A status docket is set for March 20 in Kay County District Court for Zachary Jacob Wyatt, 25, Blackwell, who is charged with a felony count of child abuse and a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer.

Blackwell police report that on Dec. 23, police received a request for a welfare check on a nine-day old baby. The child’s mom said her husband was drinking and had kicked her out and she feared he was too drunk to take care of the child.

Officers Alex Myatt and Kayla Green responded.

They made contact with Wyatt’s brother and two females before making contact with Wyatt.

Wyatt reportedly was belligerent and uncooperative. He attempted to slam the door with out letting the officers in. An officer showed him a Taser and instructed him to open the door. 

Zachary Jacob Wyatt

Wyatt reportedly said, “Okay, come inside. It is cold and I am not going to heat the outside.”

Police report he was slurring his speech and stumbling while holding the infant.  Officers instructed him to put the child down. He refused and started gripping the child tighter.

Myatt grabbed Wyatt’s arm and Green attempted to secure the infant.

Officers were able to get the infant away from Wyatt, who still did not comply. Myatt drive stunned him in the buttocks with the Taser and Wyatt then complied.

He was booked in the county jail and later released on $20,000 bond.

Judge David Wilkie ordered Wyatt to not have alcohol while free on bond.