Plea dockets set in child abuse case

February 18, 2021 | Courts

UPDATE: Eads enter no contest plea

NEWKIRK — On Feb. 22, Kendra Nicole Eads, 27, entered a no contest plea to charges of child endangerment, permitting abuse and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer. Sentencing was deferred for two years.

NEWKIRK — Plea dockets are set in Kay County District Court for Dylan James Summitt, 28, and Kendra Nicole Eads, 27, both of Newkirk.

Summitt is facing felony charges of child neglect, child abuse by injury, conspiracy, and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer.

Newkirk police report in the affidavit that a referral was received from the Department of Human Services pertaining to child abuse on Nov. 12, 2019. The referral referenced possible child abuse to a 10-month old that reportedly occurred on Nov. 7.

Dylan James Summitt

On Nov. 16, 2019, police received a second referral after the child was admitted to Alliance Health in Ponca City and then transferred via ambulance to OU Children’s in Oklahoma City.

Police report multiple injuries were discovered on the child. Summitt was questioned in November and reportedly denied causing the injuries and claimed he did not know how they occurred.

Eads was arrested and charged with the same charges as Summitt. She was questioned in December and claimed she did not cause the injuries and did not know how they occurred.

Kendra Nicole Eads

On Jan. 16, 2020, police report Summitt confessed to causing the injuries.

He reportedly told police he was intoxicated by alcohol and marijuana and that Eads was present when the incidents occurred.

On Feb. 4, 2021, the case against Eads was dismissed and refiled as a felony charge of child endangerment, permitting abuse and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer. She is scheduled for a plea docket on Feb. 22.