Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that FELIX E. HORNE, dob: 2/15/1963 of Hollister, Missouri was sentenced to the maximum one (1) year in the Taney County Jail by Circuit Judge Mark Orr for the class A misdemeanor of Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer in the 3rd degree. Probation was denied. On November 19, 2008, FELIX E. HORNE was found guilty by a Taney County jury for the misdemeanor offense of Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer in the 3rd Degree.
On June 10, 2007, a Deputy with the Taney County Sheriffâ€™s Department was dispatched to a residence in Hollister for a physical domestic assault call. At that location, FELIX E. HORNE was arrested and held due to intoxication. While in route to the jail, FELIX E. HORNE took off his seat belt, threatened the Deputy and tried to reach for his service weapon while handcuffed. The Deputy responded by stopping his truck throwing FELIX E. HORNE into the windshield of his vehicle. FELIX E. HORNE was put back in his seat and secured and transported to the jail at that point without incident.
The class A misdemeanor of Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer in the 3rd degree has a range of punishment of one (1) day to one (1) year in the Taney County Jail and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.