On Thursday, December 24th, 2020 at 11:00pmCT, Adair County Deputy Sheriff Josh Durbin responded to a residence off Royal Oaks drive 6 miles east of Columbia.
The original call was reported as a domestic violence call where a female had been assaulted. Upon arrival, Deputy Durbin who was by himself due to know other additional units being available in the county, began to try a defuse the situation. Once he determined an arrest was going to be made, he attempted to take 41-year-old Lonnie Taylor of Columbia into custody.
An altercation broke out between the two and Deputy Durbin deployed his taser. Durbin stated at that time he was assaulted by another member of the family, 35-year-old Robert Maynard of Columbia. Durbin stated he was knocked to the ground and both suspects began assaulting him and trying to disarm him. The deputy was able to get one radio transmission out for help and multiple units on duty and off-duty headed to the scene to assist. Additional personel from the Adair County Sheriffs Office, Columbia PD, KSP, Russell County Sheriffs Office, Adair EMS and the Columbia-Adair County Fire Dept. all responded to the scene.
Lonnie Taylor was arrested on charges of Assault 3rd degree, Assault 4th degree, Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Criminal Mischief, Strangulation 1st degree, and Attempting to Disarm a Police Officer.
Robert Maynard was charged with Assault 3rd degree, Terroristic Threatening, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Disarm a Police Officer, Criminal Mischief, and Alcohol Intoxication.
Deputy Durbin was taken to TJ Health Columbia where he was treated and released several hours later.
Robert Maynard was also taken to TJ Health for medical clearance before he was admitted to the Adair County Regional Jail.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.