Gilkey also accused of assault


A misdemeanor assault and battery citation naming terminated Pawhuska High School coach Scotty Ray Gilkey apparently is unrelated to other allegations against the former head football coach of the Huskies, even though all of the charges were filed on the same day, records from Osage County District Court indicate.

Gilkey was arrested May 29 on a felony warrant for embezzlement which alleged the 38-year-old coach fraudulently appropriated approximately $2,500 in proceeds from the Pawhuska football fireworks stand, according to an affidavit accompanying the warrant.

Cash, checks and property belonging to the Pawhuska School District were converted for personal use by Gilkey and his wife, the warrant states. The alleged misappropriations took place between June 1, 2012, and Nov. 1, 2012, according to the documents.

Jennifer Gilkey, 38, and her husband the coach are both accused in a seven-count misdemeanor charge filed at the same time as the felony. The lesser charge claims the pair misappropriated a total amount of $295 in seven transactions involving six different Huskie parents and patrons.

The misdemeanor embezzlement information notes personal checks that the Gilkeys allegedly received on behalf of the schools. Those payments — ranging from in amounts from $10 to $50 — reportedly were made during June and early July, 2012, the charge says. That time range corresponds with a football skills camp Gilkey conducted shortly after being hired as the new PHS head coach.

Incidents which are claimed to have occurred Feb. 15, 2013, are cited as being the causes for the assault and battery charge against the former coach. According to an affidavit filed in the case by the Osage County Sheriff’s office, Gilkey allegedly hit a man in the head and face after confronting him about “running over his dog.”

The alleged victim in the case, 19-year-old Edward Shangreau, told police that Gilkey had contacted him by telephone and accused him of the incident involving the dog. Shangreau said he and another man had met Gilkey at a nearby outside location as requested by the coach.

Shangreau said that when he denied having run over the dog, “Gilkey grabbed him and hit him in the head and told him that every time that he lies he is going to get hit.” The alleged victim claimed Gilkey “hit him in the head and face approximately four or five more times.”

The investigating officer stated that he noticed a blood blister on the inside of the man’s lip that “would be consistent with an injury that one would receive as a result of getting hit in the mouth with a fist.”

Gilkey posted a bond of $2,500 on the felony embezzlement charge and $1,500 for the misdemeanor. No bond was required in the assault and battery case. The coach’s wife was freed on a $1,500 bond.

Both defendants entered not guilty pleas on all of the charges and their next court appearances are scheduled for July 26 before Special Judge Stuart Tate.