Boonville — At approximately 7:45 a.m., Monday officers from the Boonville Police Department investigated an auto theft report in the 1100 block of Hilltop. The officer working the investigation retrieved information of the location of the suspects prompting another BPD officer to locate the two suspects in an alley near the 100 block of Ashley Road. Upon attempting to take one suspect into custody the officer was assaulted by another suspect. The officer was assisted by at least two citizens in apprehending both suspects.
The officer was treated and released at the Cooper County Memorial Hospital. His condition is good and he suffered no major injuries.
The Boonville Police Department would like to acknowledge and thank those who came to the assistance of the officer. With their assistance arrests were made and charges are pending on two adult males and one juvenile male.
The Boonville Police Department would also like to thank those members of the Cooper County Sheriff’s Department who came to the aid of the officer and assisted in the investigation and answered calls until a backup officer arrived.
Shortly after this incident the BPD received a call to Orcheln’s Farm and Home located on Route B in reference to a suspicious vehicle and three suspicious persons in the parking lot.
Reserve Sgt. James Hurt who had arrived to assist in the first investigation went to that location where he encountered a single person in a vehicle acting suspiciously and upon approaching the vehicle he noticed a weapon. Sgt. Hurt radioed for assistance and officers from the Cooper County Sherriff’s Department arrived to assist along with another BPD officer.
Three subjects were arrested at the scene for various warrants and other pending charges. Two adult males and one adult female are facing numerous charges.
Both investigations are continuing and all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.
Boonville Police Chief Bobby Welliver would like to commend all of the Law Enforcement Officers and others who assisted the department and hope the citizens of Boonville and Cooper County recognize the dedication and commitment of these officers each and every day.