Washington, MO

St. Clair Man Charged for Assault on his Father

Charges have been issued against a St. Clair man for assaulting his father.  The suspect, 51-year old Arlin Hemker of St. Clair has been charged with second degree domestic assault, third degree assault on a special victim, and resisting arrest.  The incident occurred just after 8:30 pm on Sunday night.  St. Clair Police responded to a residence on Hickory Street for an assault in progress.  Upon arrival officers discovered a 71-year old man who claimed his son, Arlin Hemker, had knocked him to the floor and began strangling him.  When officers confronted Hemker he immediately took a fighting stance.  He then struck one of the officers in the head.  Another officer tased Hemker in order to help subdue him.  Hemker was arrested at the scene and is currently being held on a $30,000 bond.


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