Jeremy C. Dyer, 30, and James Wesley Moore Jr., 44, face felony charges following the beating of a Crocker man.
CROCKER, Mo. (May 16, 2012) — Two area men face felony assault charges for a late Monday night beating south of Crocker in which one of the men’s housemate had his arm broken.
Pulaski County Sheriff J.B. King said that several of his deputies along with Crocker police responded to a call about 11:30 p.m. in which a resident of the 22000 grid of Bangor Road was “severely beaten and had suffered serious physical injuries.”
The victim was found by Crocker police who, according to court records, said he “was bleeding profusely” from wounds in at least four locations in addition to the arm injury. Before ambulance personnel transported him to an area hospital for treatment, the victim told Crocker police and sheriff’s deputies that he was at his home when two men, Jeremy C. Dyer, 30, of the same address, and James Wesley Moore Jr., 44, of Swedeborg, entered the victim’s home and accused him of stealing items. They then took the victim’s minivan and fled the area.
Sheriff’s deputies intercepted the minivan at the Highway 133/Highway T junction in Swedeborg and located both men inside; both men were arrested at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday but claimed they had never been at the victim’s home but were instead “at the river.” Deputies asked Dyer about blood on his right leg; he claimed the blood “was from sliding down a hill near the river and having to climb back up.”
Dyer faces a charge of second-degree domestic assault due to being an adult living with the victim; Moore faces a second-degree assault charge. Both are Class C felonies carrying a penalty of two to seven years in state prison or up to one year in county jail with a $5,000 fine.
King announced Tuesday afternoon that both men were still in the Pulaski County Jail. According to court records, both have a $50,000 bond with surety by a bail bondsman allowed, and if released, are barred from contacting each other or the victim.
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