Former county jailer loses commission after felony charges

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Woman faces witness tampering charge related to child sex case

A former Barry County jailer has had his peace officer license revoked after being charged recently with statutory sodomy, child molestation and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to Barry County Sheriff's Office Administrator Kathy Emo, Danny Brock worked as a civilian correction officer in the Barry County jail from August 2013 to September 2015, when he obtained his commission after going through the academy and became a reserve deputy.

Brock never saw any time on the road for the Sheriff's Office, and Sheriff Gary Davis, who took office in January of this year, said he was recommissioned before the charges were filed.

"I have notified the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission of the charges and pulled his POST certification," he said.

After a Cassville Police Department investigation, Brock was charged with the three felonies and was jailed on a cash-only bond of $50,000. That bond was reduced to $25,000, 10 percent or corp surety, which Brock met on Feb. 8. He was released from the jail on that date at 12:17 a.m. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 27 at 1 p.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

Brock is accused of touching the victim, a juvenile less than 14 years of age, inappropriately and forcing the victim to touch him while wearing clear rubber gloves. The victim said the incidents occurred between five and seven times in Brock's bedroom.

Also facing charges relating to the case is Tausha Brock, 26, of Cassville. She has been charged with felony witness tampering.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Jonathan Cherney, officer with the Cassville Police Department, Brock allegedly physically and mentally abused the victim for telling on Danny Brock. Tausha Brock allegedly struck the child with a belt, leaving red marks, and demanded the child retract statements made to the Child Advocacy Center that brought on the case.

Brock's bond was set at $5,000, but was lowered to $1,000. That bond was posted on Feb. 6. Her arraignment is scheduled for Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Foulke's courtroom.

Danny Boyd, detective with the Cassville Police Department, said the child has been placed in the custody of another family member.

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