The trial set for later this month for a Bakersfield man charged in 2018 with allegedly assaulting a female family member at a hotel in Branson has been delayed.
Online court documents indicate 47-year-old Warren Price’s Taney County jury trial had been set for the week of Sept. 28. It is set to be rescheduled during a hearing on Sept. 23.
At the time of Price’s arrest in May 2018, the West Plains Daily Quill reported the probable cause statement by Branson police says the Bakersfield man had deviate sexual intercourse with the alleged victim who was incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacked the capacity to consent.
The report says the girl woke up during the assault, hit Price in the head and yelled at him, which woke her mother and sibling, who were sleeping in the room.
The alleged victim told police Price, a few days earlier, had expressed he wanted to touch her. She said Price had also sent an inappropriate meme to her on Facebook Messenger showing a partially dressed female along with a comment about gardening in the nude.
Price is charged with first-degree sodomy and incest.
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