Monday, December 07, 2009

Jetton Accused Of Felony Assault -- Didn't Know When To Stop

Breaking News From KC Star.

BREAKING: Former Missouri speaker faces felony assault charge
The Scott County court clerk confirms a felony complaint has been filed against former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton for an incident that allegedly took place Nov. 15 in Sikeston, Mo.

Casenet says the complaint was filed today, a class C felony assault carrying a seven year and/or $5000 penalty.

Sikeston police would not comment. The city attorney would not comment.

The complaint alleges Jetton "recklessly caused serious physical injury to ------- by hitting her on the head, and choking her resulting in unconsciousness and the loss of the function of part of her body."

UPDATE, 3:50: The affidavit attached to the probably cause statement alleges Jetton went to the home of the victim Nov. 15, where he and the victim drank wine and watched a football game. The victim claims Jetton hit her on the face and choked her, leaving bruises that the police department photographed.

The affidavit claims the assault occurred during the night and into the morning of Nov. 16. It says Jetton and the victim agreed on a "safe word" "to use as a stop word during intercourse."

It is not known if Jetton -- now a political consultant -- is in custody.

More details to come.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Somewhere, Lindsay Graham sheds a tear.