Oklahoma senator booked on sexual battery charge and resigns
September 13, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma state senator accused of grabbing an Uber driver's head and kissing her neck while she was driving him to a bar both resigned from office and was booked into jail Tuesday after being charged last week with felony sexual battery.
Bryce Marlatt, 40, a Republican from the western Oklahoma city of Woodward, was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday morning and later released on a $5,000 bond.
Marlatt's two paragraph letter of resignation to Gov. Mary Fallin, also a Republican, said he is resigning immediately.
"My service on behalf of the people of Nort...