Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Motorcyclist who injured Joplin policeman free after posting $5,000 cash bond

The man who injured Joplin Police Sgt. Rusty Rives by dragging him with his motorcycle is out of jail after posting a $5,000 cash bond, according to court records.

Paul Gilbert Haney, 19, Joplin, faces a felony charge of assault on a law enforcement officer. His arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. September 14 in Jasper County Circuit Court.

When Haney's run-in with police occurred, he was already out on $20,000 bond on felony drug charges stemming from an April 10 arrest by the Jasper County Sheriff's Department.

A hearing was held in that case Tuesday. Haney was not in court, but was represented by his attorney, Brian Glades. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. October 17 before Judge John Nicholas.

The JPD news release on Haney's latest arrest is printed below:

On Saturday, 08-27-2016 at approximately 1:00 AM, Sgt. Rusty Rives observed two motorcycles eastbound on 32nd St. from Wisconsin Avenue.

The motorcycles were going one-hundred and twenty-four miles per hour. (124 mph.) The two motorcyclists were recognized as subjects that officers had multiple interactions with, wherein they taunt the police in order to attempt to prompt a pursuit.

Later into the shift, Sgt. Rives again observed the motorcycles traveling north on Main St. from 32nd St. when Paul G. Haney drove into oncoming traffic at a southbound police unit.

Sgt. Rives waited on foot at 15th and Main St. Upon their return they were stopped at the light and Sgt. Rives, on foot, approached Haney.

Sgt. Rives attempted to take Haney into custody. Once Rives grabbed Haney’s hoody. He became entangled in it as Haney took off at a high rate of speed. Haney dragged Sgt. Rives several feet. As a result, Sgt. Rives’ shoulder was dislocated.

Sgt. Rives transported himself to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Multiple agencies, including Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and Newton Country Sheriff’s Office assisted in locating Haney.

The Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Haney for Felony Assault on Law Enforcement and a warrant was issued with a $5,000 bond.

On Sunday, August 28, 2016, Haney was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.


Anonymous said...

um, clearly another loser

Anonymous said...

That "you cant touch me" grin is sickening. Who is this kids parents? I am sure they are well off and have given him all he wanted and in turn has created this pathetic excuse of a human being. You are not above the law yet, that smiles say "yes I am." Would love to see that knocked off his face.

Anonymous said...

A real punk.

Put his fat, arrogant ass in jail.

Anonymous said...

We have to listen to these yahoos zooming up and down the streets all night--pity this one has enough drug money to bail himself out.

Steve Holmes said...

It's times like this, I regret to say, that I wish we didn't have "innocent until proven guilty," but instead, he is just made to "disappear" and we never are bothered by him again. Skip the trial. Go straight to punishment. I know that's wrong, but that smiling mugshot ain't gonna win him any sympathy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he should learn the words to the song Prison Bitch.

Dusty Roads said...

That little lard ass can sure ride a motorcycle...I have seen him riding around town with his plumbers crack for all to see

Anonymous said...

From Shawshank.....Its fat ass by a nose...

Anonymous said...

What's fun is knowing that, no matter how much he smiles and convinces himself he's a badass, he's going to have a shitty life. There's no amount of money that can make someone a decent human being.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Evil........and his name is Fat Bastard