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Jefferson City man sentenced for assault

Jefferson City man sentenced for assault

February 22nd, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to prison for beating and threatening to shoot another man in September.

Sean C. Stegeman, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault. He had been charged with first-degree assault.

His relationship with the male victim was not clear from Cole County Sheriff's Department probable cause statements.

The statements show a deputy responded to an assault of a man at his residence near Centertown.

Upon arrival, the deputy found the man with a bloody left eye that was swollen shut. The victim had blood on both his hands and arms, and "there was a fair amount of blood on the door to the (residence) and on the ground near the step area," according to the statements.

The deputy asked the man who had injured him, and he named Stegeman.

The man said he and Stegeman had driven back to his residence and, when they got out of the truck, Stegeman allegedly demanded the man pay $120 owed to him.

The man said he told Stegeman he did not have the money, but offered to pay him with two drills. The victim said he tried to run away, but Stegeman caught up with him and tackled him to the ground.

The man said he eventually got away from Stegeman but was tackled again and Stegeman kicked him while on the ground.