Clayton police officer fired after domestic assault arrest

Booking photo of Austin Davis (Pushmataha Co. Jail)

CLAYTON, Okla. (KXII) - A former Pushmataha County police officer is accused of choking his girlfriend in front of their children and not letting her call 911.

Court documents say Austin Davis, 33, who was a police officer in Clayton at the time, was drunk when he got into a fight with his girlfriend over two weeks ago.

She reported to police that Davis bit her several times, hit her in the face, slammed her neck and head into a truck window and took her phone to prevent her from calling for help all while he was driving a truck with his daughter and his girlfriend's young son inside.

Court documents say his girlfriend and the children were forced to run and hide from him until police arrived.

A statement from police chief Darrin Goode explains Davis was recently terminated from the department.

“Austin Davis was an officer for the City of Clayton, but was recently terminated. I am aware that charges have been filed against Davis. The Clayton Police Department has and will continue to cooperate fully with other involved agencies concerning this matter.”

Davis faces a felony domestic assault charge as well as charges for domestic assault in the presence of a minor and interfering with an emergency call.