ROBERT RALSTON, DOB: 6/10/1972 of Hemet, California was sentenced to five (5) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections Thursday for his role in the severe beating of a Rockaway Beach man in August of last year. During an argument, ROBERT RALSTON hit the man until he fell down and then proceeded to kick him in the face repeatedly leaving him with severe physical injuries. On November 1st of last year ROBERT RALSON plead guilty to the class C felony of assault in the second degree. Two other co-defendants still have charges pending in the severe beating.

The class C felony of assault in the second degree carries a range of punishment of one (1) day to (1) year in the County Jail, or one (1) year to seven (7) years in the Department of Corrections, and/or fine not to exceed $5,000. Please be advised that the charges filed against the remaining co-defendants are merely accusations and the remaining co-defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.