Stoddard County man arrested in Dunklin County break-in, deputy injured

Deputy recovering from knife wound

DUNKLIN COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - A man was arrested after attempting to break into a home and he injured a Dunklin County sheriff's deputy during his arrest by throwing a knife at him.

According to a news release from the Dunklin County Sheriff's Office, Dunklin County Communications received a 911 call from a resident in the 28,000-block of Highway 25 east of Holcomb about a person trying to break into his home around 1:15 Sunday morning.

The release says that the homeowner's dog barked and jumped at the subject when the subject kick-in the door, at which time the subject back out of the house onto the porch.

The subject gave the homeowner a hand gesture and told the homeowner the he would be dead.

The homeowner then threw some at the subject which hit him. The subject then started running down Highway 25.

When sheriff deputies arrived, the homeowner told them that the subject had left and was walking down Highway 25.

Deputies began to search for the subject.

Deputies were able to find the subject about a mile from the caller's home.

When deputies began to approach the subject, he started yelling obscenities at the officer.

Officers tried to get the suspect to comply with their demands, but the suspect kept cussing and remained non-compliant.

The deputies asked the subject to show his hands. At that time, deputies seen he had a knife causing them to take out their tasers.

The subject remained non-compliant causing one deputy to use his taser.

The subject threw the knife at a deputy about the same time the deputy deployed his taser.

The knife hit a deputy, causing a deep cut on the deputy's arm.

A second deputy tased the subject.

Deputies were able to arrest Robert Daniel Edwards of Stoddard County.

Edwards was taken to the Dunklin County Justice Center.

He will appear in court on Tuesday, June 7.

Edwards is currently on probation in Stoddard County and has a criminal record in Missouri, Florida and Texas.

The deputy was taken to Twin River Regional Medical Center in Kennett by ambulance for treatment.

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