May 6 court date set for former Ponca City Police officer

Ponca City Now - February 5, 2015 2:33 pm

A May 6 court date has been set for former Ponca City Police officer Edward Neil Gory in a criminal misdemeanor case of a public officer detaining a person against their will.

Gory will be on the plea docket at 2 p.m. May 6.

According to an affidavit filed in connection with the case, Special Agent Derek White with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigated a complaint of official misconduct against Gory on May 21, 2014.

Gory is alleged to have conducted a traffic stop near Fourteenth Street and Highland Avenue on May 18, 2014, in which he released two male passengers then arrested a woman identified as Deloyce Coble.

The affidavit says Gory drove Coble to Lake Ponca and talked to her about sexual favors. Coble said the officer never touched her, but she felt he was harassign her.

Coble said Gory drove around for almost an hour before taking her to her home.

No record of the traffic stop appeared ont he Ponca City Police dispatch logs, according to the affidavit.

Judge David Bandy of the Kay County District Court signed a finding of probable cause for the arrest and further detention of Gory on July 29, 2014.


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