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McMahan charged with sodomy; Jackson with assault, felonious restraint

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 8:55 am

The Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has filed a statutory sodomy charge (first degree) on William Lee McMahan,



47, of Foley. Bail was set at $50,000 (cash only).

According to the probable cause statement, a juvenile female, age 5, told a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy that McMahan inappropriately touched her on July 15. Four days later, the deputy attended a forensic interview of the minor at the Child Center in Wentzville. McMahan denied he sexually assaulted the girl during an interview July 19 at the sheriff’s office.

In a separate incident, Robert A. Jackson, 33, of Troy, has been charged with first-degree domestic assault (1st offense), felonious restraint and second degree domestic assault (1st offense) stemming from an incident in Troy on July 19. Jackson was taken to the Lincoln County Jail where bond was set at $75,000. He is not to make contact with the victim and enroll in the Safe Trac program.



According to the court documents, Troy Police officers responded to the 1400 block of Bishop Drive July 19 at 1:28 hours to a possible burglary in progress. Enroute, they received a call stating Jackson was allegedly attempting to break into the residence. When the officers arrived, no subjects were located outside of the home. A female subject, ran out of the front door saying her former husband was refusing to leave the home. She advised that he had choked and pulled her hair. She further advised that Jackson was inside as were their two children. Jackson came to the door and displaying aggressive posturing, he was tased and placed into handcuffs without further incident. After being administered his Miranda rights, Jackson indicated he would speak with police regarding the incident. He told officers he occasionally would sleep there when he had to work early in the morning. He had forgotten his key. He and his former wife began to argue and he had to ‘restrain her to keep her from pushing him’ but denied any further altercation. After placing Jackson into the police car, the officers further interviewed the female and noticed she was bleeding from her nose.

Those charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.