Sikeston man jailed for assaulting law enforcement officer

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Rickey Tucker

BENTON -- A Sikeston man faces charges of assault of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and property damage after multiple incidents Sunday in Scott County.

Rickey E. Tucker, 41, is charged with three counts of the class C felony of assault on law enforcement officer, the class D felony of resisting arrest and class B misdemeanor of property damage.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said the Sheriff's Office, along with assistance from Miner Police Department, responded on Sunday to a domestic assault in progress at 83 Rainbow Lake Road in Sikeston.

Deputies and officers arrived and began speaking with Tucker outside the residence. A deputy went to walk past Tucker to speak with another deputy, who he believed was inside the residence, but Tucker refused to let the deputy past him and elbowed the deputy in the chest and pushed him against the residence. Tucker kept striking the deputy in the chest with his elbow, Walter said.

The deputy was able to place Tucker on the ground to gain control of him. Tucker resisted and would not put his hands behind his back so he was tased and placed in handcuffs.

As Tucker was escorted to a patrol vehicle, he tried to pull away and was placed under control again. He then head-butted a Miner Police officer on the left temple.

"Tucker kept resisting and was taken to the ground and while doing so, injured the Miner police officer's shoulder," Walter said.

Tucker was then placed in a patrol vehicle.

"During the altercation, a deputy sustained injuries to his left shin, knee and right calf. Another deputy received injuries to his elbow and knee, and Tucker damaged a deputy's uniform while resisting also," Walter said.

Tucker was placed under arrest and transported by a deputy to Missouri Delta Medical Center for chest pain. At the hospital, Tucker attempted to bite a deputy and made threats he was going to have the deputy's family killed, the sheriff said.

Tucker was transported to the Scott County jail after he was cleared by medical staff. Tucker was booked pending the filing of formal charges by the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney.

Tucker remained in custody at the Scott County Jail. Bond was set by the court at $10,000 cash only.

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