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Scott County Sheriff's Office
Friday December 20th, 2013 :: 02:59 p.m. CST

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reports a Sikeston man is in custody for felony domestic violence.

BENTON, MISSOURI - Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reports a Sikeston man is in custody for felony domestic violence.

Tim A. Mooney (40) of 32 Elizabeth Road was arrested by Scott County Deputy Danny Finley after the Sheriff’s Office received a call to the residence on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

It was alleged that Mooney attempted to assault his spouse, Gayla Mooney, inside the residence. Gayla Mooney reported that she attempted to flee into the back yard, but was caught and dragged back inside where the assault continued. She was eventually able to escape and flee in her car.

Sheriff Walter states that domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, and his office will continue to make arrests in these cases. The sheriff asks that anyone who has information regarding crimes of domestic violence, or any crime contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 545-3525, or leave a message on the crime tip line at 1-866-210-4322.

Mooney has been charged with the Class C Felony of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree. Bond has been set by the court at $5,000.00 cash or surety.

House of Refuge Hotline (Scott County) (877) 633-3843
Domestic Violence Hotline-Missouri (800) 392-3738
Network Against Sexual Violence (NASV) (573) 332-1900
Missouri Victims Assistance Network (800) 698-9199
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence (573) 636-3728
Missouri Crime Victims Compensation Unit (573) 526-6006
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
Missouri Coalition Against Sexual Assault (877) 766-2272
National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673
Administration of Aging (800) 677-1116
Division of Child Services-Scott County (573) 472-5383

Scott County Sheriff's Office
131 S New Madrid St
Benton, MO 63736

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 573-545-3525

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