(West Plains) – Two people have been arrested after reportedly assaulting area law enforcement officers in separate incidents.
27-year-old Joshua Oehlerking of West Plains was arrested Monday evening on a Howell County warrant for Attempting to Disarm an Officer. Court documents state Oehlerking attempted to take a firearm from West Plains Police Officer Trey Dewitt. Oehlerking bonded out, with a court date set for October 1.
31-year-old Samantha Dobyns from Reeds, MO was arrested by the West Plains Police Department Tuesday on a warrant for 2nd Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Court documents state that Dobyns assaulted officer Bryan Jackson with West Plains Police Department by punching him and grabbing his throat. She bonded out with a court date of October 15.