Court date set in child neglect, domestic case

April 3, 2024 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A court date is set for Dearson Kios, 24, Ponca City, in Kay County District Court.

Dearson Kios

Kios is facing a felony charge of child neglect and misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse and possession of marijuana.

Ponca City police report that on Feb. 25, officers responded to a residence on Hampton Drive for a report a domestic.

Officers report locating crying children inside the home and the alleged female victim, who was reportedly suffering from bleeding scratches on the face and neck.

The female reportedly told police that Kios choked and punched her.

Kios reportedly told police that he had been drinking and admitted to “smacking” the female. He reportedly said he did not know how she got the scratches.

Officers report finding marijuana in his possession and that he does not have a medical card. Kios is free on $50,000 bond.