On April 11, Elsberry Police Sergeant B. Raney responded to the 600 block of Auburn Street in Elsberry in reference to a Domestic Assault in progress.
Upon his arrival he made contact with the victim Alyssa McNiff.
According to the “probable cause statement” McNiff and her baby’s father Caytron M. Kerr, 19, were arguring about the child as Kerr was instructing McNiff to leave the residence because he was kicking her out.
According to McNiff, Kerr physically assaulted her, pushing her into a T.V. and punching her several times in the back of the head.
McNiff stated he was threatening her, stating “I am going to cut your head off”.
Sergeant Raney, along with Lincoln County Sheriff Deputies S. Bell and F. Kosmeki entered the residence to find Kerr sitting on the couch.
He was instructed he was under arrest for Domestic Assault.
He was instructed several times to place his hands behind his back.
After pulling away from the officers, Kerr was taken to the ground.
While attempting to lock both hands in restraints Kerr began kicking Sergeant Raney in the back.
Kerr was placed under arrest for Domestic Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Assault on Police and Resisting Arrest.
Kerr was charged with Second Degree Assault (Felony C) and Third Degree Domestic Assault (Misdemeanor A).
Bond was set at $25,000 with 10% Cash.
(All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.)