Arraignment set in assault case

A Jefferson City man is set to be arraigned in Cole County on charges for an alleged assault in March.

Timothy Jacks was charged with second-degree assault. His arraignment is set for April 24.

According to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement, authorities responded to reports of an assault early March 7 near Dollar Tree, 713 Madison St. Police located a man with a baseball bat nearby, who stated he heard Jacks involved in a disturbance with a friend at the store.

He reportedly tried to separate Jacks from his friend and was struck with an unknown object several times. He said he went home to retrieve the bat, but couldn't find Jacks or the other individual upon his return.

The man was reportedly bleeding from a large cut above his left eye and both hands, but declined medical attention. He said he believed the weapon to be a knife.

Jacks was located near the store and given numerous commands to comply with authorities, but reportedly told an officer to shoot him. He gave statements saying he beat the man up, but refused to say any more.

The woman who Jacks was allegedly in the disturbance with in the store reportedly didn't cooperate with the investigation, and the man who was allegedly assaulted said he no longer wished to pursue charges after a conversation with the woman.

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