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Jefferson City man gets probation in assault case

Jefferson City man gets probation in assault case

September 20th, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

A Jefferson City man has been placed on five years of supervised probation for pleading guilty to an assault case from June 2016.

Paris Alexander-Henderson, 28, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault Wednesday during a hearing before Cole County Presiding Judge Pat Joyce. Prosecutors dismissed counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of child, resisting arrest and first-degree property damage in open court.

Alexander-Henderson and his brother got into an argument at Memorial Park, according Jefferson City Police Department. The brother and some family members got into a vehicle and left the park, and Alexander-Henderson pursued them in his vehicle.

As they neared the intersection of West Main Street and Boonville Road, Alexander-Henderson struck the rear of his brother's vehicle, causing the vehicle to turn into the 100 block of Boonville Road. The said they attempted to evade Alexander-Henderson by increasing their speed, but Alexander-Henderson intentionally rammed his vehicle into the side of his brother's, causing it to spin.

Alexander-Henderson drove off then returned to the area, but he attempted to flee when he saw police officers.

Officers stopped him in the 1900 block of Hayselton Drive, where he was ordered out of the vehicle multiple times. He refused those commands, and when officers tried to physically remove him from his vehicle, he continued to resist by grabbing hold of the steering wheel.

He eventually was taken into custody but still refused to take sobriety tests and answer questions.