From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:                January 4, 2023

Phone:             573-221-0987   

Fax:                  573-221-3966

Contact:          Chief Jacob Nacke



Man Arrested for Assaulting Officer and Striking Patrol Car


On Wednesday January 4th 2023 a warrant was issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charging Dexter L Winningham (37) with Assault 1st Degree Special Victim, Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The charges are a result of an investigation by an officer assigned to the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) regarding an outstanding felony warrant. An officer observed Winningham parked at a business in the 3600 block Stardust. The officer was parked partially blocking the parking stall and was outside their vehicle talking to the occupants who had a door open. During the encounter, Winningham put the vehicle in gear backed up pushing the officer backward into their patrol vehicle with the open door. A responding officer initiated a pursuit and Winningham drove through a grass field and onto Stardust Drive near Munger Lane. The suspect vehicle continued on Stardust Drive to Veterans at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle encountered a mechanical issue on Veterans Rd. at US 36 and Winningham exited the vehicle and surrendered to responding officers. The officer was evaluated at a local hospital for injuries and was released. Winningham is being held in the Marion County Jail with no bond.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.