Failure to appear warrants issued for convicted felon

November 17, 2022 | Courts

NEWKIRK — Failure to appear warrants are issued for Michael Lee Hankins, 34, Ponca City.

Hankins failed to appear for court dates on Nov. 14.

On March 3 Hankins was charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic abuse, assault and battery.

On May 27, Hankins was charged with felony counts of assault and battery or assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious injury to property over $1,000.

In that case, Ponca City police report that officers responded to the 700 block of N. Oak for a report of a domestic involving two females and Hankins. (see story)

On Aug. 22, Hankins entered no contest pleas to the charges and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but six months suspended. He was also ordered to complete 52 weeks of domestic violence classes and have no contact with one of his victims.

Bond is endorsed at $5,000 in both cases on the failure to appear charges.

Anyone with information on his location is urged to call police. He is known to frequent the 700 block of north Oak and the surrounding area and usually walking or riding a bicycle.