Sikeston man charged for assaulting woman, police K9 | Crime
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston man is behind bars and charged with assaulting a female and a police dog.
Walter Scott is being held in the Scott County Jail on charges of first degree assault, second degree robbery, resisting arrest and assault on a police animal. His arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the Scott County Courthouse.
According to court documents on Aug. 22, a victim flagged down a Sikeston Public Safety Officer near Center street in Sikeston stating that she had just been assaulted. Police say she was upset and told them, "he was trying to kill me over ten dollars."
The documents say the victim was walking on some streets when Scott approached her and asked to buy a cigarillo with the intent to use for smoking marijuana. He convinced her to come with him to get some marijuana and he would smoke it with her. The documents say they ended up behind Movie Time where he grabbed her from behind in a choking manner and hit her in the face several times.
According to the documents, even after she was on the ground, the victim said Scott was trying to snap her neck and even held her nose until she almost passed out. The documents say Scott then asked her for money and she gave him $10. They say she then started to kick and punch him and was able to get away.
The court documents say the victim gave police a description of Scott and officers found him Scott and chased him. They say he was soon after found laying behind a pile of dirt on the 200 block of Sikes Street. According to police, he would not come out and K9 Eros was deployed.
The documents say Scott hit Eros several times with his feet and fists. The dog then bit Scott and drug him from the area. They say Scott was also stunned with a stun gun because he resisted arrest.
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