An Enid Police Department sergeant has been suspended from police duties and reassigned to an administrative position pending the outcome of criminal and administrative investigations.
Sgt. Kevin Everley was arrested early Friday morning on complaints of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an injury accident. He was off duty at the time of his arrest, according to an EPD press release.
Everley was hired Sept. 23, 2014, and has served as a patrolman, detective and was serving as a B-Shift Patrol sergeant, according to EPD. He was promoted to sergeant in January.
The criminal investigation will be forwarded to Garfield County District Attorney’s Office for consideration for criminal charges once it is complete. An administrative investigation is ongoing.
“This situation is unfortunate, but police officers are not above the law,” Chief Brian O’Rourke said. “Officers should be held to a higher standard when it comes to the law and this type of behavior is unacceptable.”
According to an EPD report on the incident, Sgt. Derek Parks received a call at 3:30 a.m. Friday from outside Public Library of Enid and Garfield County from the owner of the vehicle Everley is accused of hitting. According to the report, Everley climbed behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro while it was parked in front of the library and backed up, hitting the owner of the Camaro and the other vehicle before driving off.
The owner of the Camaro said Everley called her, asking her to come pick him up, according to the report. The woman went to look for him, but couldn’t find Everley so she called the owner of the other vehicle to help her. That woman contacted off-duty EPD Officer Bradley Davis to help out, according to the report.
Once the owner of the Camaro found Everley, she drove to the library, where she met up with the others, according to the report. When she got out of the Camaro to talk to the others, Everley climbed into the driver’s seat and backed up, according to the report. The owner of the Camaro refused medical treatment at the scene after being hit on the left foot.
Everley was found and arrested at the OnCue convenience store at 1005 E. Garriott.