Plea docket set for Ark City man charged in hit and run accident north of NewkirkNovember 16, 2020 | Courts|Featured
NEWKIRK — A plea docket is set for Oakley Dante Williams, 25, Arkansas City, Kan. in Kay County District Court.
Williams is facing a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that Williams is accused of causing and leaving the scene of an injury accident on March 26 on U.S. 77 near Judo Road.
Troopers report first responders located the motorcycle in a ditch and that Ponca City resident Roy Mann, 53, was thrown from the bike. He was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. where he was admitted in critical condition. Troopers report several pieces of the vehicle were left at the scene including a Chevrolet emblem. (see story)
Otoe Tribal Police reportedly provided video of the suspect vehicle leaving the gas station and striking the motorcycle as the driver turned left onto U.S. 77.
Troopers were able to identify the suspect as Williams and requested Arkansas City Police to check a residence for the suspect vehicle. A trooper and Kay County deputy Shannon Wathor reportedly went to 914 Highland in Arkansas City after ACPD reported a Chevrolet truck was parked in the street with major damage on the front.
Attempts to contact Williams failed. The charge was filed on April 7 and a warrant with $50,000 bond endorsed was issued. Williams turned himself in on April 8.
On May 1, Judge David Wilkie reduced bond to $20,000 over objections made by the state. Williams is free on bond and has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. A plea docket is set for Dec. 21.