Woman charged with aiding in kidnapping
July 31, 2022
The mother of a 16-year-old minor girl contacted Woods County law enforcement saying her daughter wanted to come home but was being prevented from leaving by her 17-year-old minor boyfriend.
Court records show on June 11, Kaitlyn Whitehead of Mustang contacted the Woods County Sheriff’s Office and they set up a meeting between her and Waynoka Police Officer Shawn Halper at the Waynoka Police Department.
Whitehead told Halper her daughter sent messages to her friends to send to her mother. The messages said she was scared, wanted to come home and was not able to leave because her boyfriend was refusing to let her go and physically stopping her by force.
Halper went to the address where the girl was staying in Waynoka. A woman answered the knock on the door and went to get the minor girl. At that time, Logan Pollock exited the house. He said he was the father of the minor boy. He said he had no idea what was going on other than the minor girl had permission to be there. Whitehead stated that before she gave permission, Pollock took her daughter back to Waynoka without her permission. Pollock became agitated and told them to leave his property, according to the affidavit.
Halper told him it was an investigation and to sit down. Eventually Pollock sat down. The minor boy came outside and started telling Halper that Whitehead let the minor girl come to their house and that Whitehead was abusing her daughter and kicked her out of the house. Halper told him that nothing mattered at the moment except Whitehead wanted her daughter back and the girl was going to be leaving.
According to the affidavit, the minor boy became extremely agitated and erratic. He started screaming, “No, no, no, she can’t leave. I don’t want her to leave.” At the same time, the minor girl came around the side of the house where the minor boy saw her and immediately went after her. Halper told him not to enter the house and went around to the side where the minor boy continued to cry and scream.
While the girl made several trips with her belongings, the minor boy hugged her and tried to convince her not to leave until Halper warned him away.
Halper talked with the girl who said the boy refused to let her leave several times. On the day in question she had packed her bags to leave. When they got home from Alva after picking up the boy from his friend’s house, he went into the bedroom and saw she had packed. He immediately unpacked the bags and told her she was not leaving. She said she had tried to leave several times and he prevented her from doing so physically.
The boy’s mother Babs Pollock approached Halper and asked what was going on. She said the minor girl’s mother let her come to stay there. Halper said he agreed that she let her but now she wanted her daughter back home, and that’s where she was headed.
Halper explained to the parents that he was not going to take the boy to juvenile but kidnapping charges would be filed on him. Halper allowed the minor girl to leave in the custody of her mother.
The next day, Halper called Whitehead to check they made it back to Mustang. She said after they left the residence, her daughter broke down crying and said the minor boy put his hands on her twice. Once was in the bedroom when they were arguing and Babs Pollock came into the room. She said Pollock asked what was going on, and she asked her to call her mother because she wanted to leave and go home. She said the minor boy told Pollock not to call, and Pollock said she was not calling anyone. The girl said the boy then grabbed her around the throat with his hands, threw her down on the bed and choked her. She said after about 10 seconds, Pollock told her son that was enough and to let the girl go, without intervening physically.
The girl also told Halper that the boy texted her mother, pretending to be the girl, saying she had changed her mind and not to come get her. Whitehead sent the text to Halper.
The second occurrence happened about an hour before Halper arrived at the residence on June 8. Babs Pollock and the girl and driven to Alva to pick up the boy. The girl said when the boy got into the vehicle, he reached back and snatched the phone out of her hand. He saw that she had tried to contact her mother, got angry and was dangling her phone in front of her. When she reached out and snatched it back, he jumped into the backseat trying to get the phone and placed his hands around her throat and choked her. She said he was very angry. She said Babs did nothing to intervene except tell them to stop.
Halper told Whitehead to go to the Mustang Police to file a report and take out an emergency protective order on the boy and his parents to prevent further contact. Halper later received a call from a Mustang police sergeant who took statements and took pictures of bruises on the girl’s neck.
On June 11, Halper returned to the residence in Waynoka. Babs Pollock said she didn’t want to talk until she talked with her attorney. When told of the first choking incident, she said she would never allow that to happen if she had seen it. About the second incident in the car, she said she told them to stop but couldn’t do more as she was driving 70 mph.
Halper called and talked to the minor girl who said Babs Pollock witnessed both incidents. She related the incidents to Halper. She also said the minor boy had threatened to kill her mother Whitehead if she showed up to get her. She said he also threatened to kill himself if she ever left.
On July 25 in Woods County, Babs Pollock, 63, of Waynoka, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors, a felony, for knowingly and willfully causing, aiding, abetting and encouraging a minor, age 17, to commit or participate in committing an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, to-wit: kidnapping and domestic assault and battery by strangulation.
This crime is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to one year, or both.