A former Valliant, Okla. cop who is facing a felony aggravated assault charge in Sevier County after pointing a gun and threatening two people in the parking lot of the Tortas El Guero restaurant at 209 W. Collin Raye Dr. in De Queen last October, has been hired by the Broken Bow Police Department, according to a story published in the McCurtain County Gazette this weekend.
Kolton Loving, 26, is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on July 3 in Sevier County for the felony charge, and has a trial date of July 31, circuit court clerk records show.
According to the Gazette, Broken Bow police said Loving has been employed as a police officer at that department for the past two weeks.
The Gazette reported that Loving had worked for nearly every law enforcement agency in the county, including Broken Bow, until he was arrested in De Queen on Oct. 19, 2018. He was terminated by the Valliant Police Department after his arrest.
According to the Gazette, following an incident in July 2017, Loving faced disciplinary action while working as a McCurtain County sheriff’s deputy. Loving allegedly shot at his own patrol truck at the time after a woman whom he gave a ride home to, stole the running vehicle. The woman led officers on a high-speed chase for several miles before totaling the patrol vehicle when another deputy rammed her.
The Gazette reported that Loving had also allegedly been fired from Broken Bow Police Department before going to work for Valliant. He has also previously worked for Idabel Police Department.