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Oxford man faces Missouri charges

Thursday, February 8, 2007

An Oxford man faces multiple charges after he assaulted a Howell County, Mo., Deputy Jan. 27.

Jesses James Smith, 36, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and second degree assault of a law enforcement officer, a class C felony, after attacking Howell County Deputy Jared Peterman.

At approximately 6 p.m. Peterman arrested Smith at the Kountry Kitchen Convenience Store in Moody.

Peterman said Smith, who has had multiple prior DUI and driving on a suspended license convictions, was operating his vehicle in a noticeably intoxicated condition.

After Peterman handcuffed Smith and placed him in the back of his patrol car, Smith began yelling obscenities and kicking the back passenger window, according to Peterman.

Peterman said he told Smith to stop; however, his warnings had little affect. Smith continued yelling obscenities and became aggressive, kicking Peterman.

Peterman said Smith's behavior continued until they reached the Howell County Jail where Smith kicked a door, hit the booking officer and threatened to throw the office computer at the booking officer.

Smith was incarcerated until Jan. 30 when he posted a $7,500 bond. His case will be reviewed in Howell County Circuit Court March 26.

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