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Columbia man charged after allegedly hitting worker with truck in Moberly

David Luke Conrad
Randolph County Sheriff's Office
David Luke Conrad


A Columbia man has been charged after allegedly yelling racial slurs at a drive-thru worker and hitting him with his truck on Sunday.

David Conrad, 60, has been charged with second-degree assault and armed criminal action. He is being held at the Randolph County Jail on a $25,000 bond, according to court records. An arraignment was held Tuesday at the Randolph County Courthouse.

Police were called to a possible assault at an address -- that was redacted in the probable cause statement – in Moberly at 11:39 p.m. Sunday. An alleged victim stated he was working the drive-thru window when Conrad drove up in a red and grey Chevrolet pickup truck. The victim told Conrad they were no longer serving food for the night and everything they had was in the trash, the probable cause statement says.

Conrad allegedly asked where the dumpster was so he could dig through the trash and the worker told him he could not go into the dumpster. Conrad then called the worker a racial slur, the probable cause statement says.

Conrad allegedly left and went back to the store about 15-20 minutes and asked “Do you want to go again?” A worker told police he took a photo of Conrad and was taking a picture of the license plate when Conrad allegedly put the vehicle in reverse and ran into the man, the probable cause statement says.

That worker allegedly showed a video of police that showed Conrad in the driver’s seat, Conrad placing the vehicle in reverse and accelerating at “a high rate of speed” backwards before the video stops, according to the probable cause statement.

During the interview with police, the two people speaking to law enforcement pointed out a vehicle and said, “that’s him,” the statement says.

Conrad allegedly admitted to putting the vehicle in reverse, but denied hitting the victim, the probable cause statement says.

Police say in the statement that the back of the truck Conrad was covered in dirt, but the driver’s side of the bumper allegedly had a scuff mark where the dirt was apparently rubbed away.  

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