Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Motorcyclist who injured Joplin policeman free after posting $5,000 cash bond
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.