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Man found guilty of assaulting police chief

(Source: Stoddard County Prosecutor Russ Oliver) (Source: Stoddard County Prosecutor Russ Oliver)
(Source: Stoddard County Prosecutor Russ Oliver) (Source: Stoddard County Prosecutor Russ Oliver)
STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Cape Girardeau County jury found a man guilty of assaulting Advance's police chief.

Scott Hooe was found guilty of assault of a law enforcement officer (2nd degree) and armed criminal action in a chance of venue from Stoddard County.

This happened over an incident partially captured on dash-cam video.

The assault happened in Stoddard County. Advance Police Chief Donnie Bohnsack was requested by Stoddard County dispatch to make contact with a careless and imprudent driver that they had received calls on.

Stoddard County Prosecutor Russ Oliver says the video shows Chief Donnie Bohnsack and defendant Scotty Hooe following a traffic stop.

At one point, Bohnsack sees a loaded .45 lying next to Hooe's leg.

Bohnsack tells Hooe not to move, but then Hooe reportedly grabs the gun.

The prosecutor says Bohnsack grabbed the barrel of Hooe's gun and was able to wrestle away the gun after nearly a 55 second struggle.

After the officer had Hooe's gun, Hooe exited the vehicle and came at the officer backing him across the road until he was forced to deploy his taser.

No shots were fired.

Armed criminal action is an unclassified felony which has a range of punishment of three years to life imprisonment. Assault of a law enforcement officer carries a range of punishment of up to seven years, according to a press release from Stoddard County Prosecutor Russ Oliver.

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