Former Watonga Chief Facing Assault And Battery, Burglary Complaints


Friday, July 23rd 2021, 9:49 am
By: Ashley Holden


BLAINE COUNTY, Oklahoma -

A former Watonga police department chief is facing multiple complaints stemming from an arrest caught on video.

Shawn Kays is now facing assault and battery as well as a burglary complaint.

A probable cause affidavit shows that these complaints are related to a 2019 video where Kays was seen forcefully arresting a woman named Julia Cosby. 

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There is now a warrant out for Kays' arrest.

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Blaine County officials told News 9 that the investigation into obscene material involving Kays is still ongoing.

This is a developing story.