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Sikeston man arrested, charged with assaulting police, resisting arrest

Rickey E. Tucker (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office) Rickey E. Tucker (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reports a Sikeston, Missouri man has been arrested after an attempt to arrest him resulted in a number of injuries to arresting officers.

Rickey E. Tucker, 41, of Sikeston, Mo has been charged with three counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and property damage.

Sheriff Walter says that on Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from Miner Police Department, responded to a domestic assault in progress at 83 Rainbow Lake Road in Sikeston.

Deputies and officers arrived and began speaking with Tucker outside.

A deputy went to walk past Tucker to speak with another deputy, who he believed was inside the home.

Tucker refused to let the deputy past him, and elbowed the deputy in the chest and pushed the deputy against the home.

Tucker kept striking the deputy in the chest with his elbow.

The deputy was able to place Tucker on the ground to gain control of him.

He resisted and would not put his hands behind his back.

He was then tased and placed in handcuffs.

Tucker was being escorted to a patrol vehicle when he tried to pull away.

He was placed under control again.

Tucker then allegedly headbutted a Miner police officer on the left temple.

Officials say he kept resisting and was taken to the ground and while doing so, injured the officer’s shoulder.

Tucker was then placed in a patrol vehicle.

During the altercation, a deputy sustained injuries to his left shin, knee, and right calf.

Another deputy received injuries to his elbow and knee.

Tucker allegedly also damaged a deputy’s uniform while resisting.

He was placed under arrest and transported by a deputy to Missouri Delta Medical Center for chest pain.

At the hospital, Tucker attempted to bite a deputy.

He also apparently made threats that he was going to have the deputy’s family killed.

Tucker was later taken to the Scott County jail after he was cleared by medical staff.

He was booked pending the filing of formal charges by the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney.

Bond was set by the court at $10,000 cash only.

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