West Siloam Springs Reserve police officer resigns after pool party ends in brawl

Wednesday, July 26th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) -- A West Siloam Springs reserve police officer has resigned after a late-night pool party at his home ended in a brawl, officials said Tuesday. Louis Osbourn, 35, and his wife, Cathy, 37, were both issued city citations at the Police Department on Monday afternoon after they surrendered, officials said.

Osbourn was cited with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of allowing an unauthorized person to operate a motor vehicle, Town Clerk George Thomas said. Mrs. Osbourn was cited with two counts of assault and battery for alleged attacks on two minor females who were at the party Sunday night. One of the females has a black eye from the alleged assault, but no one was treated at a hospital, Thomas said.

The couple, their two teenage sons and several other minors were at the home around 2 a.m. when the altercation between Mrs. Osbourn and the two underage females occurred, authorities said. Officials said Osbourn allegedly allowed one of the girls to drive one of the family vehicles and that minors were in possession of alcohol at the home. However, Thomas said the couple did not purchase the alcohol for the teens.

Osbourn resigned Monday afternoon after less than two months on the police force, officials said. He was a certified reserve officer but not a certified police officer. He hadn't made it past his 90-day probationary period with the city, authorities said. "The Osbourns have lived in this area for 20 years," Thomas said. "But Louis had a supervisory role at the party and was obligated to properly supervise the minors while they were in his care."

No charges have been filed in Delaware County District Court against the couple. The Osbourns are due in municipal court on Aug. 18. Each count carries a $225 fine, officials said.