Court date set for subject accused of assaulting a police officer

January 13, 2023 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A court date is scheduled for Sidney Bolton Powers, 25, Ponca City, in Kay County District Court.

Sidney Bolton Powers

Powers is facing charges in two cases.

In the first case filed on Dec. 21, he is charged with a felony count of domestic assault, battery and or assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and three misdemeanor offenses including domestic abuse and drug charges.

In that case Ponca City police report that officers responded to the 400 block of N. Birch on Nov. 24 for a report of a female assaulted by a male suffering from schizophrenia.

The alleged victim told police that Powers suffers from a mental episode, got mad at her and chased her around the house with a knife. He reportedly cornered her in the bedroom and punched her in the face with a closed fist approximately five times.

The female reportedly told police she got away from him, grabbed her phone, coffee and cigarettes and went to a neighbor’s house and called police. (Her phone wasn’t working.)

Officers report that the woman had dried blood on her clothes and injuries on her face including a busted lip and black eye.

Police arrested Powers and attempted to speak to him. Officers report that he was staring in a trance and then snapped out of it and reportedly told police he suffers from schizophrenia, had a memory lapse and doesn’t remember what happened. He reportedly also stated that he was suicidal.

Grand Lakes Mental Health Center was contacted and Powers was transported to the facility in Stillwater.

The second case was filed against Powers on Dec. 29.

In that case he is facing a felony count of aggravated assault and battery upon a peace officer.

In that case Ponca City police officer Miguel Garcia reports that at 2:10 a.m. on Dec. 21, he observed a male walking north with the flow of traffic which is against the law.

Garcia reportedly attempted to make contact with the male, later identified as Powers, but he reportedly ran into a home in the 1000 block of N. 2nd Street.

Garcia called for back up and then reportedly made contact with a subject identified as Sage Sawyer and told the officer that Powers was inside and scared.

Powers did exit the home and sat on the front steps.

Garcia reports that Powers then started attacking him and stated, “I’m going to cut you.”

A struggled ensued and the officer reports that he punched Powers five-six times in the ribs.

After the struggle, Powers was arrested.

Police report that they searched Powers and reportedly found a broken knife blade in his jacket pocket.

He was transported to the jail and Grand Lakes was notified. A counselor advised that he should be placed on suicidal watch. Powers was transported to the Kay County Detention Center where he is being held on bond totaling $75,000.

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