Assault sends deputy to hospital, Vernon County man moved to Most Wanted list

Friday, June 13, 2014

A warrant has been issued for a subject who assaulted a Sheriff's Deputy late Wednesday night. A felony arrest warrant was applied for early Thursday by the Vernon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and issued by the 28th circuit court for Charles Allen Hart for Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in the 1st degree, a class A felony.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said a deputy responded to a disturbance call in Sheldon and was assaulted by Hart. The Sheriff declined to specify what was used to assault the deputy because his office was still investigating the incident, but did confirm that Hart struck the deputy on the head with an object. Hart fled the scene after assaulting the deputy moments before back-up units arrived from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, Barton County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Nevada Police Department.

A second class D felony warrant for attempted possession of a controlled substance has also been issued for Hart. Total bonds for Hart have been set at $252,500, cash-only. Hart was moved to the Vernon County's Most Wanted list Thursday.

Mosher said the deputy was taken to the emergency room at the Nevada Regional Medical Center and was released early Thursday morning.

Anyone with information on Harts whereabouts are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 417-667-6042.