Deputies responded to a residence on Clay Stone Dr where the suspect and victim were living together in a camping trailer. Evidence of the assault was found at that location, but the suspect was not there. The investigation led deputies to the Daniel Boone Inn on Hwy 100 in Gray Summit. Witness were able to confirm the suspect was inside one of the rooms. Deputies ordered the occupants out of the room. A male and female exited without incident. The suspect was then ordered out with the assistance of the K9. He exited before the K9 was deployed and surrendered without further incident. He was in possession of a knife that had suspected blood on it. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility for the assault. An arrest warrant was obtained by the sheriff’s office for two counts of Domestic Assault 1st Degree. The suspect is identified as David Lee Whitaker, age 43, from Villa Ridge. Bond was set at $75,000.
All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff