Sheriff Danny Hickman reports the arrest of Gary W. Staggs, age 29, for charges of Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault on a Family Member, 2 counts of Terroristic Threatening and other charges stemming from an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 26th.
Sgt. Calvin Dees and other deputies responded to a 911 call from a residence on Estes Road around 2 a.m. where the arrest was made. According to information filed by Inv. Marc Arnold, Staggs began arguing with his wife shortly after 1 a.m. about a computer. The argument escalated and Staggs allegedly hit and choked his wife, then threatened to kill her with a rifle.
Staggs’ wife escaped the residence on foot but said she was caught a short distance from the home and forced to return. Much of the incident was recorded during the 911 call. Staggs’ wife and son were treated and released at NARMC. Staggs was being held on $250,000.00 bond Monday morning at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.