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Jefferson City man gets 20 years for assault

Jefferson City man gets 20 years for assault

July 12th, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attacking a woman and fighting with a police officer in May 2017.

Cole County Special Judge Robert Schollmeyer sentenced William Bagby III, 30, Thursday for pleading guilty to first-degree domestic assault, resisting arrest, attempting to disarm an officer and fourth-degree assault.

Officers responded May 20, 2017, to the 100 block of North Ventura after a relative of Bagby's called 911 believing he had taken an overdose of pills and was suicidal, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement.

Bagby was being sought because he had a felony warrant for his arrest for first-degree domestic assault. In that case, he is accused of attacking a woman at the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City on May 17, 2017. Authorities said he choked the woman until she passed out and suffered a mini-stroke.

When officers arrived at North Ventura, Babgy fled to the rear of the residence then tried to run behind some buildings, but his path was blocked by a wall. Bagby turned back and faced one of the officers, who had his gun displayed and ordered Bagby to the ground.

Bagby got on the ground then jumped up and charged the officer. He attempted to grab the officer's gun, but the officer was able to reholster the weapon.

Bystanders and other officers helped detain Bagby until he was placed in a patrol vehicle.