Ponca City police release statement and video on arrest

December 22, 2022 | Featured|Headlines|Police

UPDATE: Suspect’s name obtained

NEWKIRK — Ponca City police spokesman Kevin Jeffries confirmed that the name of the suspect arrested is Sidney Bolton Powers, 26, Ponca City. According to the District Court records, four charges were filed against Powers on Dec. 21. They include domestic assault battery and or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after a felony conviction and three misdemeanor charges including possession of a controlled substance. A probable cause case is pending stemming from the incident involving the alleged assault on officers. Powers is currently in the county jail on $25,000 bond and is scheduled for an initial appearance on Jan. 6 in the domestic case.


PONCA CITY — Ponca City police have issued the following information regarding a video of police arresting a male subject on the morning of Dec. 21 in the 1000 block of N. 2nd Street.

Police report that an officer attempted to contact a male, identified as Sidney Bolton Powers, 26, who was walking in the street. 

The  male reportedly ran into a nearby house. 

The officer made contact with another person in the residence, and asked that the male subject whom he tried to contact come back outside and speak to him.

The male reportedly came outside and sat on the front porch, and talked to the officer.

Police report that as the officer was asking him questions, the male stood up off the porch and attacked the officer, threatening to cut the officers face off, before grabbing the officer. 

The officer attempted to take the man into custody and called for assistance. 

Another officer arrived and after a struggle, the male subject was taken into custody. 

He was arrested for assault and battery on an officer, and booked into the Ponca City Jail. 

A case report will be forwarded to the District Attorney for review and decision on charges. 

The department will conduct an internal investigation to determine if the situation was handled in compliance with departmental policies and procedures.

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