Oklahoma Daily Reporter Files Assault Complaint After Interview

(U-WIRE) NORMAN, Okla. – A reporter for The Oklahoma Daily, a student newspaper at the University of Oklahoma, filed a municipal complaint against Hob Nob Rob’s Retail Liquor Store and Party Kegs owner Rob Gowens for assault. Kendal Kelly reported to police Gowens assaulted her when she interviewed the store owner at his liquor store at 2201 W. Main St. around 5:15 p.m. Kelly said Gowens attempted to take her notepad by force and a physical altercation followed. At the time, Kelly was interviewing Gowens regarding a story about alcohol use in Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Ryan Chittum, University of Oklahoma alumnus, said he gave Kelly a ride to the liquor store. Chittum said Gowens made him leave the store before the interview started.Chittum said a witness told him that Kelly was in trouble inside the store, about two minutes after leaving. “I ran in [the store] and Kendal was backing away and crying,” Chittum said.Rob Gowens was contacted but declined to comment on the incident.