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Jefferson City police seeking assault suspect

Jefferson City police seeking assault suspect

July 26th, 2013 in News
Albert Glisson

Jefferson City police have more questions for a suspect in the death of his wife, but he apparently no longer is in the Capital City.

Authorities said Thursday evening they were looking actively for Albert Glisson, 31, who was charged Saturday with second-degree domestic assault in a July 19 incident involving his wife, Amanda, 29, at their home, 208 McKinley St.

She was found dead July 20. Police have not reported any direct connection between the Friday night assault and Amanda's death, and said Monday an autopsy didn't provide any information leading to a change in the charge against Albert Glisson.

He originally was being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond, but that was changed Monday and Glisson was released on his own recognizance, posting a $1,000 bond.

The case docket entry showed Glisson is to return to court Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day.

Since Monday, authorities have been looking to talk to Glisson, to find out more about the incident.

Officials said they have gone to his place of work, ABB, and to his home, but he has not been at either place.

There is a belief he maybe in southeast Missouri, at his parents' home.

Police said their investigation began Saturday when Albert Glisson called 911 and reported that Amanda Glisson was unconscious and not breathing.

Emergency responders were not able to revive her, and she was pronounced dead at her home.

Police said she "had been suffering from various degenerative physical ailments that prevented" her from moving around.

Glisson admitted he hit his wife in the past, but usually had calmed himself down before he caused her any injury.

Glisson said his wife had fallen recently and hit her face on the toilet, and also hit her head when getting out of the shower.

Police believe Amanda Glisson's injuries were consistent with being struck with a beer bottle, and beer bottles were

located near her bed in the living room. They also said bruising and marks on the wife's face matched the shape of the bottles found at the scene.

Albert Glisson admitted he was drinking beer Friday night, though he did not admit he caused his wife's injuries.

Meanwhile, prosecutors charged Glisson on Wednesday with two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment.

The children - a 10-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter - were at home at the time their mother died and told officers they witnessed their father hit their mother several times and that he had done so in the past.

They said Glisson got very upset at their mother after she would not answer him, or tell him how she was feeling.

Authorities believe the children also may be staying with Albert Glisson's parents.