© 2021 Public Radio Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 631-2577

A listener-supported service of The University of Tulsa
PRT Header Color
classical 88.7 | public radio 89.5
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local & Regional

Ex-Oklahoma Trooper Waives Jury Trial on Assault Charges

Eric_Roberts.jpg
Creek County Sheriff
/

 

A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper charged with assaulting three women during traffic stops has waived his right to a jury trial on sexual assault, indecent exposure and sexual battery charges.

Online Creek County District Court records show that 44-year-old Eric Roberts waived his right to a jury trial on Wednesday. The records also indicate that Roberts, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 6 to enter a new plea. Roberts' attorney, Gary James of Oklahoma City, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment on the development.

The allegations surfaced in 2014 when one woman filed a federal lawsuit alleging Roberts raped her following a traffic stop.

Roberts was suspended in July 2014 and resigned two months later.