OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — A man is behind bars after authorities say he attacked a police officer amid an alleged domestic dispute.
According to the Osage Beach Police Department, officers were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance at a condominium complex on Bridgepoint Drive; the caller reportedly told dispatchers that a man was standing outside, screaming and threatening to kick in one of the condo doors.
When the first officer arrived, police say he found 55-year-old Jeffrey Turnbough, of Cuba, Mo., screaming at a woman and pacing aggressively near a pickup truck.
When the officer confronted Turnbough and asked him to stand in front of the patrol vehicle, Turnbough reportedly continued to scream; he then acknowledged he had a knife, when the officer asked if he had any weapons on his person.
As the officer tried to pat him down, the department says Turnbough pushed the his hand away, yelling and telling the officer to arrest him. As the officer began to cuff the man, Turnbough reportedly turned and attacked him, tackling him to the ground and placing him in a choke hold.
When a second officer arrived, he used pepper spray on Turnbough, who then released the officer and was taken into custody.
The department reported the woman had been choked and physically assaulted prior to the police’s arrival. It further reported that it was learned Turnbough had intended to come to the area and commit an offense where officers would be forced to arrest him.
Turnbough was transported to the Camden County Jail and charged with 2nd degree assault on a police officer, 2nd degree domestic assault and resisting arrest. A bond was set at $5,000 cash or $20,000 surety.