Deferred sentence issued in child abuse case

May 25, 2023 | Courts

NEWKIRK — Bryce Colby Thilsted, 35, Ponca City, entered a no contest plea in Kay County District Court to a felony count of child abuse.

Bryce Colby Thilsted

The offense was filed on May 16, 2022, after Ponca City police investigated a report that a child was suffering from a large cut on his right side.

A medical exam reportedly showed that the wound was caused by a belt. (see story)

Sentencing for Thilsted is deferred for three years and he is ordered to complete parenting classes.