Washburn man facing 3 felony charges

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

52-year-old being held on $25,000 bond

A Washburn man has been arrested on multiple felony charges stemming from two incidents in the past two months.

Herman Tilford, 52, of Washburn, is charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, property damage and second-degree domestic assault.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Terry Meek, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, Tilford was found covered in blood and crawling around a property on E. County Road in Washburn after allegedly breaking several windows out of the building, as well as the door windows, windshield and turn signals on a 2002 Ford E-150 van.

"Tilford appeared to have used pieces of wood and large rocks to break the windows," Meek said in the statement. "I also smelled a strong odor of intoxicants from his breath while speaking to him. Tilford admitted consuming vodka and whiskey throughout the day."

Meek said large amounts of blood were found under the windows inside the building and inside and outside of the van. Damage was estimated at $4,500.

Tilford was being held on a $10,000 bond, but was later released on his own recognizance.

On Saturday, Tilford was arrested on the assault charge, as he allegedly pushed and choked his roommate at a home on Business Highway 37 in Cassville.

According to a probable cause report filed by Barry County Deputy Cody Stephens, Tilford was not questioned about the incident because he was allegedly intoxicated.

Tilford is being held on a $25,000 bond. For the property damage and tampering charges, he has a disposition hearing scheduled for May 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke. A court date for the assault has yet to be scheduled.

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