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Eldon man charged after assault in April 2020



An Eldon man is facing charges after an assault in April 2020 following a reported hostage situation.

A Miller County prosecutor has filed new charges against David Wallace with three counts of second-degree assault of a special victim and resisting arrest. Wallace was also previously charged with kidnapping in 2020 before the charges were dropped. It is currently unclear why Wallace is being charged at this time.

On April 22, 2020, Eldon police responded to a residence on the 200 block of North Leeds Ave. on a reported hostage situation.

When police arrived, an officer reported that Wallace was armed with gas and kitchen knives and not letting two other people leave the residence, according to the probable cause statement.

Wallace refused to leave the residence and the two victims reported that they were being held against their will, according to court documents.

When police entered the house, they reportedly confronted Wallace who was throwing rocks and knives at them, according to the probable cause statement.

A trooper fired multiple times at Wallace multiple times, court documents said. The probable cause statement said at least one other officer had a gun drawn when the shooting happened.

An initial appearance is scheduled for Sept. 14 in court. Wallace does not have a defense attorney listed, according to online court records.

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Karl Wehmhoener


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