Father charged in son's assault

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville man was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting his son, and causing severe injuries.

Terrance Overbey, 56, was charged with two felonies -- first-degree domestic assault with serious physical injury, and first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred July 28 at the intersection of Route K and Perry County Road 600, according to Perry County court documents.

A probable cause affidavit filed with the court said that Overbey met his 36-year-old son at the intersection to speak about an incident that had happened earlier in the week. Overbey allegedly accused his son of stealing his keys.

According to the affidavit, the son tried to leave when he was struck in the head and face by an unidentified object. Overbey then allegedly shattered a window and a mirror on his son's truck with the object.

The son was able to leave the scene and call 911 for assistance. When Perry County deputy Andy Pacinda found the man, his face and neck were covered in blood.

The son was treated for a fractured skull, bruising and bleeding on the brain and a fractured right eye socket.

"This is one of the more serious assault cases we've seen in the county," said Perry County Cpl. Jason Kelley.

Kelley said there was no indication or record of similar behavior in the past by the accused.

Overbey posted a $10,000 cash only bond and was released from the Perry County jail. If convicted, he faces a maximum punishment of 10 years to life in prison for the assault charge and one year in county jail to seven years in prison and a $5,000 fine for the tampering charge.

No hearings or trial dates have yet been scheduled. Overbey declined comment.

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