A former Oklahoma police officer who was charged with felony aggravated assault after pulling a gun and making threats on two people in the parking lot of the Tortas El Guero restaurant at 209 W. Collin Raye, in De Queen, has had the charge dropped.
Kolton Loving, who was wanted by De Queen police after the Oct. 19, 2018 incident, was allowed at the time, to turn himself in to the Sevier County Sheriff's jail for booking, then released on a $10,000 bond.
Loving was scheduled to be tried on July 31 before a July 3 pre-trial hearing ended his ordeal. According to court records, in a May 30 notarized letter received by the court from Noe Sanchez of Broken Bow, Okla., it was stated that she wished to withdraw the charges of aggravated assault. Prosecuting attorney Erin Hunter then filed an order asking the court to dismiss the charges.
Loving has a troubled history of working for several law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma, including the McCurtain County Sheriff's Department, Idabel Police, Valliant PD, of which he war fired from, and the Broken Bow department. He was fired from the Broken Bow police at one point, but then rehired while he was still facing the felony charge. He resigned when it was learned that he was still not clear of the charge.