Man charged with assault, fleeing lawmen

A Jefferson City man has been charged with violently assaulting a female and then fleeing from authorities Sunday afternoon.

Tony Walker, 36, of 1022 Dulle St., is charged with second-degree domestic assault, resisting a lawful stop, first-degree sexual misconduct and violating an order of protection.

Walker is being held in the Cole County Jail.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement shows officers went to the 1600 block of Edmonds Street where the victim told them that Walker had forced her to remove her undergarments so he could check for signs she had been cheating on him.

The victim said Walker then struck her with a closed fist and choked her until she lost consciousness. The victim was later able to get out of the residence and call police.

While talking with the victim, officers saw Walker drive up. When he saw the officers, he slammed his vehicle into reverse and drove out of the area at high speed. Officers gave chase, but lost sight of his vehicle.

A witness told officers he had heard Walker threaten to kill the victim before authorities arrived on the scene.

The victim had extensive bruising all over her body.

Walker has been arrested multiple times for assaulting the victim.

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