Bates County Sheriff makes arrest for Assault

On 4/4/2021 at approximately 8:50pm, Bates County Sheriff’s Deputies were attempting to locate a male subject that was involved in a Burglary that had occurred earlier that day. The Bates County Sheriff’s deputies were given the first name of Jared for the suspect. A Bates County Sheriff’s deputy observed a male subject in Butler on a bicycle that he knew had a name of Jared. The Bates County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make contact with that subject at the intersection of Dakota Street and Main Street. The subject failed to stop for the Deputy on the Bike. The subject fled across the square on his bike with the Bates County Sheriff’s deputy behind him with his lights and siren activated. The male subject then rode his bicycle to Casey’s on Ft. Scott Street.

The subject was taken into custody at Casey’s for fleeing from the Bates County Sheriff’s deputy. While attempting to take him into custody, the subject became combative, and the deputy had to deploy a taser. While Bates County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to put him into the patrol vehicle, he repeatedly kicked at the deputies and struck one deputy during the incident.

The male was identified as Jared M Lindsay of Butler Missouri. While transporting Lindsey to the Bates County Sheriff’s Office he attempted several times to break out the back window of the patrol car by striking his head against the window. Once at the Jail, Lindsey continued to be combative and had to be restrained until he would calm down.

Mr. Lindsey was charged with 2nd and 3rd degree assault and is currently being held on $20,000 cash or surety bond.

Mr. Lindsey was eliminated as a suspect in the burglary from the earlier call for service and had he not fled from the officer would have been released from the initial contact with the Bates County Sheriff’s deputy.