Man faces charges after abandoning wrecked vehicle

Ponca City Now - May 12, 2016 3:06 pm

Ponca City Police arrested 22-year-old Brantley Avallone at 11:50 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of South Osage Street on complaints of child endangerment, eluding police, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, speeding and failur to stop at a stop sign.

Officers took a 15-year-old girl to the police department and released her to her parents without charges.

Avallone had been driving a vehicle which hit a telephone pole at Ash Street and Otoe Avenue, Ponca City Police said. Officers said the vehicle was locked and the front tire was blown out when they found it abandoned, heading south in the northbound lane on Ash.

Police said the vehicle owner had called police to say she loaned it to someone, but didn’t know who. The owner was the 15-year-old girl’s mother. She was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive her vehicle.

Avallone was released on an own recognizance bond April 1 in a felony case filed in January on a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and a charge of obstruction of an officer.

He is also charged in a felony case filed in November 2015 of lewd/indecent proposals/acts with a child under age 16.


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