Amoret man arrested for 1st Degree Assault, vehicle fire under investigation

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By BATES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

On August 20, 2014 an assault occurred in the City of Amoret involving three male subjects. One of the male victims was seriously injured and sent by med flight to Research Medical Center where he remains in an induced coma.

During the investigation the suspect was arrested, and identified as Justin B. Wisdom (Date of Birth, 12-07-1976) from Amoret. Justin Wisdom is currently being held at the Bates County Sheriff’s Office on a $30,000.00 bond for Assault - 1st Degree, a Class A Felony.

On early morning hours of August 26, 2014, a Bates County Sheriff deputy was dispatched to a truck on fire at County Road 17002 just west of County Road 9001. The truck was a 1968 Chevy C10 Pickup stolen from Cass County, MO. When the Sheriff Deputy arrived on scene he discovered the vehicle to be on fire and sitting on blocks. The suspect or suspects jacked up the vehicle and removed the tires and wheels before setting the truck on fire. If you have any information on this case please contact the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232.