Court Case Update

Case# 16SR-CR00498

Count #1-Class C felony domestic assault-second degree
Count #2-Class D felony resisting arrest for a felony
Count #3-Class C felony possession of a controlled substance
Oct. 13, 2016-Guilty plea on all counts.
Count #1-sentenced to 15 years in Missouri Department of Corrections(DOC)
Count #2-sentenced to seven years in DOC
Count #3-Sentenced to 15 years in DOC

On Counts #1 and #2- Eaton was found to be a persistent offender. On Count #3- Eaton was found to be a prior drug offender. The sentences will run concurrent with any other sentences and Eaton is to be placed in a long term substance abuse program at DOC.

Eaton Jr., David L
Age: 48  
City: Lowry City  
Incident Date: 2016-07-30  
Arrest Date: 2016-07-31  
Additional Information

The charges stem from an incident the previous day when deputies responded to a domestic assault in progress at a residence on South Tower Street, Lowry City. Eaton allegedly choked a female on the front porch of the residence. Upon arrival of the deputies, Eaton took off running; he was apprehended a short time later lying underneath a truck parked in the area. Several items were located under the truck where Eaton was hiding. Items include a plastic bag containing approximately 1.2 grams of a crystal substance which later field tested positive for methamphetamine, $180 cash, a current fishing license, debit card, insurance card, and two Missouri operator's licenses.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office