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Lawmen employ tasers to subdue alleged knife-wielding suspect

Police allege suspected assailant exited house armed with a knife in each hand and refused repeated demands to drop them just prior to suspect attempting to throw one of the knives at CPD officer Jordan Dean. Suspect faces multiple charges. CPD aided by Adair County Sheriff's Office. Ofc. Dean is continuing the investigation.
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief, Jason Cross

An Adair County man is lodged in Adair County Regional Jail on multiple Felony charges stemming domestic violence complaint.

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Columbia Police Department responded to a reported altercation on Jamestown street in the limits of Columbia.

Upon arrival they found a female sitting in the driveway who had been physically assaulted.

At that time 38 year old Zachary Jensen of Columbia exited the house holding a knife in each hand.

At that time CPD Officer Jordan Dean and ACSO Deputy Padgett began moving into position to attempt deployment of tasers while CPD Ofc. Dial provided them cover.

After repeated demands for him to drop the knives he attempted to throw one of them at Ofc. Dean.

Taser was deployed by Ofc. Dean with no effect and second taser was deployed by Deputy Padgett, bringing suspect down.

Officers then moved in and after a small scuffle were able to take the suspect into custody.

Zachary Jensen was charged with Assault 3rd degree police officer, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Assault 4th degree domestic and Disorderly Conduct.

The case is being continued by CPD Ofc Jordan Dean . Sent from my iPhone

This story was posted on 2018-03-26 12:50:25
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