Warrant issued for woman facing an animal cruelty charge

August 4, 2020 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A warrant with bond endorsed at $5,000 is issued for Angela Allsbury, 40, Newkirk.

Allsbury and two others were stopped by Game Warden Spencer Grace on Dec. 8, 2019 in the Kaw Wildlife Management Area east of Newkirk.

Cody Dewayne Marlar, 27, Ponca City, was arrested and charged on Dec. 16, 2019 with a felony count of cruelty to animals and seven misdemeanors including shooting from the highway near a public building. He is scheduled for an attorney status review on Sept. 11.

Tyler Wayne Ford, 29, Newkirk, was charged on Jan. 6 with the same charges and is set for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 11. (see story)

The charges against Allsbury were filed on July 10.

Angela Allsbury

Grace reports in the affidavit that Allsbury was in the backseat of the vehicle and that a loaded .22 rifle was located underneath the seat under her.

Grace searched the vehicle and reportedly located an illegal deer, three loaded .22 rifles, one unloaded .30-.06 rifle, one unloaded .410 single shot shotgun, a magazine loaded 9mm pistol, and two spotlights.

Grace reports Marlar was uncooperative and that Ford was initially cooperative and reportedly admitted to shooting the deer on a relative’s property.

Allsbury reportedly showed Grace photos and videos of the deer that were on a phone.

She reportedly admitted to filming a video that shows the buck being shot repeatedly in the head and chest while it against the truck in the county road still alive. 

In 2018, Ford and Allsbury were sought by Newkirk police in regards to a shooting. (see story)

Allsury was never charged and the case against Ford was dismissed on March 7, 2019, after the victim failed to appear for the preliminary hearing.

On Aug. 21, 2019, Allsbury was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of drugs and driving with a suspended license. She was sentenced one year in the county jail with all but four weekends suspended.

Marlar and Ford are free on bond.

Anyone with information on Allsbury location is urged to call law enforcment.