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Strip club owner accused of shooting at police found not guilty

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Rick Childs

ENID, Okla. – An Enid strip club owner was found not guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to the Enid News and Eagle, Rick Childs, 46, was facing up to 10 years in prison on each of the six counts accusing him of shooting at police last year.


Childs was arrested in 2013 after authorities found him in the grass on a golf course.

Authorities said they were investigating an abandoned motorcycle and were greeted by a barrage of gun fire last July.

They called in the SWAT team to find out where the shots were coming from. That’s when they found Childs lying on the grass at the Pheasant Run golf course.

Childs told police he didn’t know what was going on or where he was.

He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and public intoxication.

After a jury found Childs not guilty, the marquee at his strip club “Wild Childs Gentlemen’s Club” read “Not Guilty, All Counts.”

 MORE: For more on the jury’s verdict, click here.