Jailed man accused of using stun gun on officers, inmates

5 years 4 months 1 week ago Friday, May 15 2015 May 15, 2015 Friday, May 15, 2015 8:22:56 AM CDT May 15, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

BENTON (AP) - A Missouri man jailed on murder charges is now facing additional counts for allegedly using a stun gun on three officers at a county jail.

The Sikeston Standard-Democrat reports that 28-year-old William Henry Applewhite III faces new counts of first-degree assault on corrections officers and armed criminal action.

The incident happened Sunday. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walker said Applewhite created a disturbance and three officers intervened. Applewhite allegedly was able to take a stun gun from one officer and used it on all three, along with two other inmates, before he was subdued.

One of the officers was treated at a hospital.

Applewhite is jailed awaiting trial for a January killing in Sikeston. He is charged with first-degree murder.

 

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