Jury finds Fowler guilty on five of seven charges

May 20, 2022 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — A jury took two and half hours Friday to find Phillip Warren Fowler, 38, Ponca City, guilty of five felonies and not guilty of one felony and one misdemeanor in Kay County District Court.

Fowler was charged with forcible sodomy, child abuse, two counts of kidnapping and domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, all after two or more felony convictions and a misdemeanor possession of meth.

Ponca City police report that on Jan. 30, officers responded to the Highlander Apartments for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers found Fowler shot and learned that a female and a juvenile were at the hospital. The female told officers Fowler had been assaulting her and the juvenile and that she shot him. (see story)

The trial started Tuesday with Jarrod Stevenson representing Fowler and Assistant District Attorneys Shawn Taylor and Robert Davis representing the state.

The jury found Fowler not guilty on the sodomy charge and the drug charge and guilty on the rest of the charges.

They recommended a 25 year sentence on the child abuse charge and on one of the domestic charges. They recommended 20 year sentences on the remaining charges. Sentencing is set for June 13 before Judge David Bandy.