- Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2017

STEELE, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is facing several charges after allegedly attacking a store clerk and a police officer.

KFVS-TV (https://bit.ly/2i9G9vp ) reports that 53-year-old Raymond Joe Moody of Steele was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting a clerk at the Deerfield Travel Center in Steele.

When a Steele police officer arrived, Moody allegedly punched him in the face. The officer used a stun gun on Moody, but a struggle continued. Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield says Moody tried to grab a large knife from his waistband, but Pemiscot County deputies arrived and Moody was taken into custody.

Moody is charged with assault, assault on law enforcement, resisting arrest, unlawful use of a weapon, and trespassing.

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Information from: KFVS-TV, https://www.kfvs12.com

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