Man tased twice, shot at after police respond to dispute

Donald Long (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office)
Donald Long (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office)

WARDELL, MO (KFVS) - A man was tased and shot at by deputies after police say he tried to harm officers responding to a domestic dispute.

Donald Long, 51, of Wardell is charged with two felony counts of assault of a law enforcement officer in the second degree.

According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, deputies responded to a man reportedly assaulting a woman on Back Street in Wardell on Friday.

When deputies arrived, they say Long became "belligerent, irate and out of control," according to Lt. Ryan Holder.

Deputies say they tased Long twice, and then he picked up a metal pipe and swung at an officer's face, almost hitting him.

The deputy then fired a shot toward the suspect.

Long ran away from officers while they followed him to his home on Highway B.

Police say his was heavily armed.

Deputies along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol was let in to the home by the man's brother, who lives with him.

Police say they did not find Long in the home, but hiding in a shed north of the house.

Long was then taken into police custody.

Police say two children were in the home at the time of the dispute, but not harmed.

Pemiscot deputies were assisted by the Bootheel Drug Task Force, Portageville Police, New Madrid County Sheriff's Office, Caruthersville Police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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