Former officer arrested for domestic violence
OKLAHOMA CITY – According to police, 37-year-old Michael McKethan was arrested following an incident at his ex-girlfriend’s home near Northwest 164th and May. McKethan is accused of burglary and domestic violence.
According to police, McKethan broke into the house and broke several items.
Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said, “He showed up in her bathroom and she was unsure how he gained entry into the house. He started breaking things in the house. She tried to leave the bathroom and McKethan actually held her back and tried to restrain her from beign able to leave.”
McKethan was charged with another felony back in 2009. He was accused in connection with his role in a shooting outside of the strip club Night Trips.
McKethan kept his job while the case wound through the legal system. According to police, he quit the force last year after about two years on paid administrative leave.
McKetha’s attorney, Scott Adams said, “He didn’t do anything. He’s been dating this lady for 6 months. He denies that he did anything wrong. I challenge her to show us any injuries. I don’t think she has any unless she self-inflicted them. At the end of the day he will either be acquitted or the charges will be dismissed because the charges are baseless.”
The victim filed a Victim Protection Order against McKethan right before the incident.
Oklahoma City Police waited nine days after the incident to arrest McKethan following a voluntary interview at police headquarters.
Ali Meyer Reporting