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Man charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter after Fox bar fight incident

PONCA CITY – On Dec. 13 at about 11:18 p.m., the Ponca City Police Department Communications Center received a call that a male was laying on the ground outside of The Fox, located at 1801 N. 4th Street in Ponca City. Officers as well as an Ambulance crew responded. The male victim was identified as Gary Schauer, 52. Mr. Schauer was transported to Alliance Health Ponca City for treatment. He was later transported to University of Oklahoma Trauma Center in Oklahoma City. Mr. Schauer passed away the evening of Dec. 17.

Police Officer’s went to The Fox on the 13th and began their investigation into what had happened to Mr. Schauer. The Police Department was notified by the Medical Examiner’s Office of Mr. Schauer’s death the evening of Dec. 17.

Multiple people with knowledge of the incident were interviewed by Police Detectives. It was also determined that The Fox had a video camera outside their business which recorded the entire incident.

Pursuant to the investigation, Police Department Detectives arrested Brian T. Haley, 55 for 1st Degree Manslaughter and Fail to Render Aid. He was booked into the Ponca City Jail on Dec. 18 at approximately 12:30 p.m. He will transported to the Kay County Detention Center tomorrow. Detectives are continuing to look into this case and have other witnesses to interview. There is also the possibility of additional charges being filed. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is requested to contact the Ponca City Police Department.

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