ODESSA, Mo.- Charges were filed this morning against an Odessa woman in Lafayette County Circuit Court accused of ramming a police vehicle Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
Zoy Butler, 31, is being charged with multiple felonies including second-degree assault-special victim, armed criminal action, first-degree property damage, two counts of resisting arrest, and two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk. The filed misdemeanor charges against Butler are related to assault.
The charges stem from an incident where two Lafayette County deputies were dispatched to a residence on the county line for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival a white SUV came out of the driveway , slid sideways, and travel into the yard around the east side of the house. After the second deputy exited her vehicle Butler allegedly sped up and struck the patrol vehicle on the passenger side.
Shortly after deputies attempted to apprehend Butler who continued to struggle and had to be restrained several times. The probable cause statement also indicates one of the deputies suffered small cuts to his fingers after struggling with Butler to let go of a small pocket-knife that had been in her possession. According to a report that was taken by a deputy, a domestic dispute had broke out before 911-dispatch was called to the residence.
Butler remains in custody at the Lafayette County Jail on a $250,000 cash-only bond w/conditions. Future court dates have not been set.