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Deputies arrest St. Robert man on outstanding domestic violence warrant
Deputies arrest St. Robert man on outstanding domestic violence warrant

Tristan Volan Clark

SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (Sept. 24, 2012) — Pulaski County deputies arrested a St. Robert man Sunday morning on an unrelated domestic assault warrant while responding to a verbal altercation on the 14000 grid of Texas Road east of the city.

According to call logs, deputies received the verbal disturbance call about 10:06 a.m., and spoke with the caller a few minutes later who told them that her boyfriend had left in a silver Ford Escort headed in the direction of the Waffle House restaurant and was likely on his way to his grandmother’s home on Vicky Linn Lane inside the city limits. A check of law enforcement records showed that Clark had an active arrest warrant, and deputies alerted St. Robert police to be on the lookout for one of the people who had left the scene, Tristan Volan Clark, 23.

While deputies headed for the grandmother’s house, Clark returned to the scene of the altercation before deputies left, and they arrested him on the warrant at 10:32 a.m., returning to the jail before 11 a.m.

Clark’s warrant involved an April 17 incident between Clark and the same girlfriend. According to court records, the girlfriend and another friend were in the bathroom on that date when “Clark entered the bathroom and was angry with (the girlfriend) because she was nude in the room with another female.”

The girlfriend claimed that Clark “then assaulted her by knocking her to the ground.” Clark admitted to St. Robert police in a phone call that he had argued with his girlfriend, but said he found his girlfriend “nude in the bathroom… and became upset about the situation… used derogatory statements toward (the woman) and she hit him in the head.” Clark stated to police that he “pushed (the woman) away after she assaulted him.”

While St. Robert police asked Clark to come down to the police station so they could speak with him, Clark said he had a job interview and would talk to police later. In the meantime, police interviewed the other woman present who said she saw Clark push the victim who then “left the room with her daughter.”

Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel arrived but the woman “had no visible injuries (police) could observe” and she “refused to be transported to the hospital.” The woman also claimed that Clark had stolen her Xbox 360 before he left.

Clark never did arrive at the police station to speak with police, according to law enforcement records, and prosecutors filed a Class A misdemeanor charge of third-degree domestic assault on July 2. He failed to appear in court on Sept. 7 and an arrest warrant was issued for him on Sept. 12.

Clark could spend up to a year in jail for the offense and pay up to a $1,000 fine.

Taylor has other legal problems as well. He’s scheduled for a two-day jury trial beginning Jan. 30 of next year on a Class D felony charge of driving without a valid license, accusing him of driving on Zeigenbein Road in St. Robert on June 14, 2011, having previously been convicted on April 8, 2009, of two counts of driving without a valide license. He could spend two to four years in state prison, up to a year in county jail, or pay a $5,000 fine for that offense.

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