A Palmyra man facing charges following an incident where he allegedly threatened a homeowner, crashed into his garage and threatened to shoot the man — who held the defendant at gunpoint until law enforcement officers arrived Monday, Sept. 4.

A Palmyra man facing charges following an incident where he allegedly threatened a homeowner, crashed into his garage and threatened to shoot the man — who held the defendant at gunpoint until law enforcement officers arrived Monday, Sept. 4.

Michael Dunn, of Palmyra, waived a preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26 before Judge John Jackson at the Palmyra Marion County Courthouse. He is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the 10th Circuit Court. Public defender Jonathan Hoover represented Dunn. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton represented the state.
The charges include one count of second-degree assault by trying to run over a person, one count of property damage, one count of driving while intoxicated by drugs, and one count of fourth-degree assault for threatening to shoot a person.

The charges stem from an incident on Labor Day at a home on Highway E near Palmyra.
According to a probable cause statement, Dunn and a passenger - who the Courier-Post will not identify since he does not yet face charges - contacted the homeowner on his property and allegedly threatened to run him over with a pickup truck. Dunn allegedly accelerated the vehicle towards the homeowner and also identified that he had a firearm and would shoot the homeowner.

The homeowner went into his residence at retrieved a rifle and held both men until law enforcement arrived. When law enforcement arrived, both men were allegedly kicking the garage door, which Dunn had allegedly struck with the vehicle prior to police arriving on the scene.
Dunn and his passenger were placed under arrest at the scene. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who responded to the scene, Dunn was incoherent, could not sit still, and said he couldn't make his legs work.

He was taken to Hannibal Regional, where a blood sample was taken.

According to Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton, Dunn is facing up to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, two years and 15 days in jail fines up to $12,750 or a combination of all.

Dunn is currently lodged in the Marion County Jail on $50,000 bond.