UPDATED Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer 07-17-2017
On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Russell applied for and received an arrest warrant for Donald Lloyd Peery, age 84 for Second Degree Assault with a $30,000.00 Cash Only bond. He was released from the hospital during the early morning hours and immediately incarcerated at the Johnson County Jail where he will remain until his bond has been met.
The deputy involved in this event was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital. He will remain on Administrative Leave until all the Critical Incident protocols have been met.
On Monday, July 17th at approximately 1755 hrs, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office requested an agency assist with a suspect who had been involved in a vehicular assault at a grocery store in Lone Jack, Mo. They advised the suspect was eastbound on US 50 from Lone Jack and believed to headed into Johnson County. At approximately 1817 hrs, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office notified Johnson County Dispatch and advised the suspect was at the El Paso restaurant and they were currently talking to him on the phone. Jackson County requested the Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies contact the suspect and detain him for their department.
At approximately 1819 hrs, a Johnson County Deputy Sheriff located the suspect's vehicle at the restaurant and waited until the suspect exited the business to contact him. As the Deputy approached the suspect became verbally abusive was uncooperative. He refused any and all instructions given to him by the Deputy. As the suspect attempted to flee the parking lot, he placed the car into gear and began to drive away as the deputy attempted to stop him. As the vehicle fled the parking lot, it struck the deputy who in response, fired at the vehicle.
The vehicle left the business and traveled northbound on MO. 131 at a very high rate of speed. After approximately two miles, the driver of the fleeing vehicle lost control, ran off the road and overturned. He was placed under arrest and taken from the scene to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The Deputy was taken to the Western Missouri Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. He has been placed on paid administrative leave as part of the critical incident protocol.
The assault on a law enforcement officer investigation is being conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Information will be provided to the Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney for the filing of formal charges. He is currently on a 24-hour hold for Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and will be held at the Johnson County Jail pending his release from the hospital.
This investigation is still ongoing.