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March 4, 2014

It's prison for Missouri man

A 34-year-old Kirksville, Mo. man was sentenced in February in the Appanoose County Courthouse to state prison.

Daryl Dewayne Larue Jr. was sentenced Friday, Feb. 14 by Judge Rose Anne Mefford to five years in prison and a fine, which was suspended, for the charge of going armed with intent, a class D felony with an offense date of July 4, 2013.

Larue Jr. entered a negotiated voluntary guilty plea in this case.

The court on Feb. 14 dismissed one count of assault causing bodily injury, serious misdemeanor, one count of second degree criminal mischief, class D felony and one count of operating while under the influence, first offense, a serious misdemeanor, all with an offense date of July 4, 2013.

Representing the state was Steve Goodlow.

The criminal complaint and affidavit filed July 5, 2013 by the Appanoose County sheriff’s office alleges Larue Jr. on July 4 at approximately 1:49 a.m. physically assaulted Terry Mattly after he came to 202 School St. in Mystic to get his sister who had been assaulted by Larue Jr.

Mattly said when he pulled into the defendant’s driveway his sister entered his truck then Larue Jr. came to the driver’s side and punched him in the head. Mattly said he tried to get out of Mystic but took a wrong turn.

The complaint states Larue Jr. chased Mattly and his sister in a 1998 Ford minivan striking Mattly’s truck on the driver’s side of the vehicle while they were driving on Main Street in Mystic, which brought the going armed charge because the weapon was the 1998 Ford minivan.

Larue Jr. was eventually found by a sheriff deputy laying face down near his parked minivan on a dead end street in Mystic. After his arrest, Larue Jr. would go on to register a .109 breath alcohol content as measured by Data Master DMT at the Appanoose County Jail.

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