NEWKIRK – A preliminary hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 12, in the Kay County District Court for a man that is accused of beating a subject with a bat and then proceeding to rob the victim.

39-year-old Timothy Dewayne Leister is charged with first degree robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon, both after two or more felony convictions.

According to Ponca City Police reports, Leister is being accused of beating a man with a long wooden baseball bat in the 1000 block of South Nineth Street on July 5, 2018 and stealing the man’s wallet On January 29, 2019, additional charges of assault and battery on a police officer and three misdemeanor charges were filed against Leister.