Police Capture Man Accused of Assaulting Parents
LONEDELL - An eastern Missouri man is in custody after allegedly assaulting his elderly parents, then disappearing into the woods.
The Washington Missourian reports that authorities captured the suspect about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lonedell area.
SWAT teams from Franklin and Jefferson counties responded to a call around 5 p.m. from the suspect's mother. Police say dogs with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department tracked down the suspect in a wooded area. The man was taken into custody without incident. His name was not released.
It wasn't clear what prompted the alleged assault, but police feared the man had several guns. Authorities did not say if the suspect was armed when he was captured.
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