Kevin Marshall pleads guilty to assaulting officers

Kevin Marshall, the Moberly man charged with an August 2016 crime spree, which included assaulting two Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies, pleaded guilty to four felony counts earlier this month in Monroe County District Court.

Marshall, 39, was charged by Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick in August 2017 with assault on a law enforcement officer in the first degree, armed criminal action, burglary, tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

Kendrick recommended a 20-year sentence for Marshall. He faces a June 7 hearing before Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd.

Marshall was shot by officers after he allegedly attacked them with a hatchet after he broke into Hickman’s IGA store in Paris, following a chase from Madison. Two officers were injured during the incident.

Monroe County Sheriff Chief Deputy Joe Colston, Monroe County Sheriff Sgt. Tony Coleman and acting Monroe City Police Chief John Albright were honored for their actions during the incident by Gov. Eric Greitens in a ceremony in the Rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol on Jan. 9, about a half hour before he was

The Missouri Highway Patrol said that events began to unfold just after midnight on Aug. 19, when the Monroe County Sheriff ’s Department received a report of a white male, later identified as Marshall, allegedly attempting to break into a vehicle using a hatchet in Madison. When a deputy arrived at the scene, the Highway Patrol said Marshall was not immediately located. However, the Highway Patrol said, the deputy observed the Marshall n a vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The vehicle, the report said, took off and the deputy pursued him, eastbound on U.S. Highway 24. A short time later the pursuit ended near Paris. At about, 1:05 a.m., the Highway Patrol reports that a Monroe County Sheriff ’s Department deputy observed Marshall walking southbound on Missouri Highway 15 in Paris.

The Highway Patrol said that Marshall was carrying a hatchet and flashlight, secured to a metal bat. He allegedly approached Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies in what was described a threatening manner, refused officers demands to halt and broke into walked Hickman’s IGA.

The Monroe City Police Department canine unit was called to the scene and officers entered the IGA store. While inside the business Marshall, allegedly attacked officers during the scuffle. Officers fired their duty weapons, striking Marshall, according to the report.

Marshall spent several weeks hospitalized in Columbia, being treated for his wounds. Missouri Department of Corrections data show that Marshall served three years for violations related to driving a car with a suspended or revoked license.