A Hannibal man will face a motion hearing on Monday, Aug. 7 prior to a pre-trial conference and jury trial scheduled for September following an incident in which he is accused of assaulting his supervisor at a Hannibal restaurant.

A Hannibal man will face a motion hearing on Monday, Aug. 7 prior to a pre-trial conference and jury trial scheduled for September following an incident in which he is accused of assaulting his supervisor at a Hannibal restaurant.

The case against Jason Cunningham is expected to go to trial on Sept. 26.

In May, Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton filed three charges of third-degree assault against Cunningham. He is currently lodged in the Marion County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond. 

According to probable cause statements, Cunningham and his manager at Dairy Queen on McMasters Ave. were behind the restaurant when a disagreement between the two allegedly became physical.

The manager said she suspected Cunningham might have taken money from the register when she indicated the suspect would be written up. The manager said Cunningham struck her on the head and dragged her to a nearby creek bed, dropping her, and causing injuries. Another employee separated the two when Cunningham allegedly said he “should kill” the manager.