Upon arrival, the officer learned that Hooker allegedly assaulted a family member in a rage from the narcotics.

UPDATE: Hooker has been charged with a Class B misdemeanor of second degree property damage as well.

 

 

A Lake Ozark man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting a family member and giving police more than a few problems on his way to jail.

Mitchell Simeon Hooker, 20, of Lake Ozark, was charged with a Class D felony of domestic assault in the second degree and a Class D felony of third degree assault special victim. 

On March 18 at approximately 1:36 p.m. a Miller County officer responded to a report of a subject having medical problems from smoking marijuana laced with LSD at 301 Ballenger Road in Lake Ozark. 

According to the probable cause statement, this is approximately the fourth time the Lake Ozark Police Department has responded to this residence for Mitchell Hooker allegedly  “overdosing.”

Upon arrival, the officer learned that Hooker allegedly assaulted a family member in a rage from the narcotics. The officer noticed visible marks on the victim’s face and neck from where Hooker had reportedly overpowered the victim, grabbed the person around their neck and head and dug his fingernails and hands into their face and neck. Injuries were sustained to the victim’s face. Officers observed an open wound from where a fingernail cut the skin and scratches on the neck. 

According to the probable cause statement, the victim “is physically scared of Hooker and does not know how to handle him because he will not stop using illegal narcotics. When he uses these narcotics, Hooker acts ‘out of his mind’ and states he wants to die.”

The officer reported that Hooker became aggressive, physical and furious and tried to get away from the officers. The officer took Hooker to the ground in order to control him and Hooker hit the back of his head on the asphalt road and lost consciousness. Officers placed Hooker in handcuffs and medical personnel transported him to the hospital. Hooker reportedly regained consciousness and continued to be combative with medical personnel and law enforcement. The medical personnel had to sedate Hooker in the ambulance before they could safely transport him.

According to the probable cause statement, C the victim followed up and filed an ex-parte with the Miller County Courthouse against Hooker.

Another officer transported Hooker from Lake Regional Hospital to the Miller County jail where he was to be placed on a 24 hour hold for the domestic assault charge. Hooker was restrained at the time. 

According to the probable cause statement, the officer’s patrol vehicle did not have a safety cage equipped in the back seat, so Hooker was placed in the front seat of the officer’s patrol vehicle. The officer handcuffed Hooker and secured his seat belt.

According to the probable cause statement, C the victim followed up and filed an ex-parte with the Miller County Courthouse against Hooker.

Another officer transported Hooker from Lake Regional Hospital to the Miller County jail where he was to be placed on a 24 hour hold for the domestic assault charge. Hooker was restrained at the time. 

According to the probable cause statement, the officer’s patrol vehicle did not have a safety cage equipped in the back seat, so Hooker was placed in the front seat of the officer’s patrol vehicle. The officer handcuffed Hooker and secured his seat belt.

According to the probable cause statement, Hooker began yelling profanities and taunting the officer. Hooker reportedly leaned over towards the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The officer gave Hooker multiple verbal commands to sit back in the passenger seat which Hooker did not obey. Hooker reportedly unbuckled his seatbelt and continued to yell. When they were in the Missouri 52 and Rush Road area, Hooker grabbed an aerosol can of air freshener from the passenger door pocket and threw it at the officer. 

Hooker came across the center console head first and tried to head butt the officer. In response, the officer struck Hooker in the face with a closed fist. 

According to the probable cause statement, the officer was able to put the vehicle in park in the middle of Missouri Highway 52 and activate the emergency lights. The officer reportedly ran around to the passenger’s side door to control and re-secure Hooker in the passenger seat, but Hooker would not cooperate. Hooker allegedly spit a large amount of blood and saliva in the officer’s face. The officer turned Hooker’s head away and attempted to call for back-up on the patrol vehicle’s radio. Hooker grabbed the microphone part of the radio. According to the probable cause statement, Hooker began kicking the officer while still seated in the vehicle. The officer reportedly sprayed Hooker in the face with short bursts of his department-issued pepper spray which did not affect Hooker. The officer took Hooker to the ground after Hooker attempted to get out of the vehicle. The officer alleged that he was able to hold Hooker on the ground for approximately 5 minutes until assisting law enforcement officers arrived.

An officer placed Hooker in the rear-caged portion of a Miller County patrol vehicle. Hooker allegedly kicked and broke the rear driver’s side glass from the inside. Officers removed Hooker from the patrol vehicle and secured him in shackles, rendering him unable to kick. According to the probable cause statement, Hooker spit blood and saliva on another officer. Officers placed Hooker in a spit mask and into another Miller County Patrol vehicle. Officers  were then able to transport Hooker to the Miller County Jail. 

His bond for the special victim charge is $50,000. His bond for the second degree domestic assault is $25,000.