An Ozark County man is being held in the Ozark County jail after he pulled a knife in front of a deputy sheriff and threatened to kill a man. According to a report from the Ozark County Sheriff's Office, 49 year old Hershel Lewis of Caulfield was arrested and charged with felony counts of tampering with a motor vehicle, assault second degree, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. Also arrested was 47 year old Karen Lewis of Udall. She is charged with felony resisting arrest and misdemeanor assault of a law enforcement officer.
The arrests stem from an incident on October 18, when a sheriff's deputy responded to a residence in regards to property damage done to an individual's truck. The deputy spoke with two men, Matthew Frunzi of Udall and Charles Farel of Gainesville, who said they went to town to get dog food after Hershel Lewis came to the residence and started beating on the van the men were in. When they returned home, all four tires on Frunzi's truck were slashed. Before the deputy could leave the residence, Lewis returned on an ATV screaming he was going to kill Matthew Frunzi. Lewis retrieved his knife from his pocket and did not drop it until the deputy threatened to Tase him. Lewis dropped the knife but would not follow the deputies directions to get on the ground. When Lewis was Tased, his sister, Karen, screamed at the officer and pushed him, resulting in her arrest.
Both Hershel and Karen Lewis are being held in the Ozark County jail on felony charges.
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