Warrants issued for two in child abuse case

July 8, 2020 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A failure to appear warrant is issued for Autumn Ruby McBride, 19, Ponca City, by the Kay County District Court.

McBride is charged with a felony count of child abuse or in the alternative child neglect. The charge was filed on Aug. 26, 2019. Ponca City police report in the affidavit that McBride is accused of allowing a registered sex offender to live with her and an infant.

Autumn Ruby McBride

PCPD Det. Sgt. Josh Henderson reports he responded to a residence in the 700 block of west Cleveland on July 8, 2019 after Department of Human Services sent a referral.

Henderson reports he arrested David Lee Jensen, 27, on multiple warrants. Henderson contacted the Osage County Sheriff’s office which reportedly confirmed that Jensen was convicted of statutory rape and child abuse.

On Aug. 5, 2019, Jensen was charged with sex offender residing with a minor child and failure to register as a sex offender.  A warrant for Jensen remains issued in that case with bond endorsed at $50,000. Court records show that Jensen was released from the Osage County Jail on Jan. 9, 2020 on a charge of providing false or misleading sex offender registration information.

David Lee Jensen

Officials report the apartment that Jensen and McBride were staying in was hot and smelled of smoke and feces. Henderson reports he began sweating immediately upon entering the apartment because of the hot temperature. The officer reports there was a significant amount of dog feces on the floor both fresh and old.

McBride reportedly told Henderson she was aware that Jensen was a registered sex offender. She failed to appear for a court date this week and warrant is issued with bond endorsed at $2,500. Anyone with information on the location of McBride or Jensen is asked to call law enforcement.

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