Man charged after running victim over with vehicle

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Golden resident being held in Barry County jail on $50,000 cash-only bond

A Golden man has been charged with first-degree assault after allegedly running another man over with a vehicle twice.

Michael Tiller, 60, of Golden, is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $50,000.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Mackenzie Lowe, deputy with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place at a home on Farm Road 1060 near Monett.

Tiller allegedly attempted to kill the victim by running the man over with his pickup. A witness and passenger in the vehicle said Tiller saw the victim in front of the vehicle and allegedly ran the victim over, then when informed he ran over the victim, Tiller then allegedly did it a second time.

Tiller then left the scene, and the passenger told Tiller to go back to the scene, but Tiller allegedly refused because he just committed a “hit and run” and “cops” would be there.

According to first responders on the scene, the victim suffered life-threatening injuries, including large lacerations to the legs, and was flown to Cox South Hospital in Springfield.

Tiller has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is set for Jan. 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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