• Three Felony Charges

Three Felony Charges

On 3/16/2020, the Bates County Prosecutors Office charged Robert E Jeffries 3/12/1985 of Garden City in connection with the officer involved shooting on 3/15/2020 in rural Bates County. Jeffries was charged with one count of assault in the second degree special victim and two counts of assault in the third degree special victim. All three charges are felony charges.

Bond was set at $500,000 cash only. Jeffries is being held in the Vernon County Jail. Charges may be upgraded or added when the investigation is complete.

On 3/15/2020 at approximately 5 pm a deputy that was at his residence observed a subject at the end of his driveway acting suspiciously. The subject could clearly see the deputy’s black and white patrol vehicle in the driveway. The deputy made contact with the subject who stated he was looking for gas to get to town. The deputy sent the subject on his way and observed the vehicle stop at the next residence which the deputy knew to be an empty house. The deputy contacted dispatch and requested an on duty deputy to respond to check on the subject. The deputy was advised by dispatch that they had received a call about the subject vandalizing another property owners property. The deputy then observed the vehicle drive over the hill and disappear.




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