Pair given deferred sentences in child neglect case

February 24, 2021 | Courts

NEWKIRK — Joshua Taylor Harmon, 28, and Jessica Lynn Barton, 28, both of Tulsa, both entered guilty pleas in Kay County District Court to a felony charge of child neglect and misdemeanor drug charges.

The pair and Miranda Shea Owens, 27, Ponca City, were charged on July 1, 2019 after an investigation by the Department of Human Services and Ponca City police. Police report the trio were charged after a two-year-old suffered a spiral fracture.

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Sentencing for the pair is deferred for three years.

On Feb. 28, 2020, Owens entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of possession of a CDS. The other charges were dismissed. Sentencing for Owens is deferred for three years.

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