Man who walked into traffic on I-55 charged with statutory sodomy

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A man who shot himself in the face then walked in front of traffic on Interstate 55 in April has been arrested on a statutory sodomy charge.

Quinton W. Headrick Jr., 43, of Cape Girardeau, on Tuesday was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant and charged with first-degree statutory sodomy. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday.

The alleged victim reported the sexual assault to the Cape Girardeau Police Department on April 15. The victim said she had been staying at Headrick's home the previous evening, where the incident occurred.

Headrick parked his car along I-55, shot himself and walked into traffic while police were interviewing the victim, according to a probable-cause statement. He was hit by a tractor-trailer.

Police and medical personnel responded to the incident at about 9 a.m. April 17 near I-55 mile marker 90. Headrick was transported to an area hospital before being transported to a St. Louis hospital with life-threatening injuries.

He was in the Cape Girardeau County Jail on $100,000 bond Wednesday.

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