Elderly Man Remains In Serious Condition Following Violent Assault In Camden County

All News Crime Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office says a 71-year-old man is in serious condition after a violent assault.

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Captain Chris Twitchel says 28-year-old Michael Barker of Sunrise Beach was arrested at the scene and he’s being held in the Camden County Jail on no bond.

Investigators say the injured man was found behind a door on the ground.

His name is being withheld for now as he tries to recover at University Hospital in Columbia.



On 11/09/2020, deputies responded to the area of reference a 1st degree assault. Upon arrival, deputies located a 71 year old male victim laying behind a door with severe head and body trauma. As a result of the investigation, a suspect was located and placed into custody. The male subject was transported to the Camden County Correctional Facility and placed on a 24-hour hold. The victim was life flighted to Missouri University Hospital and listed in serious condition.

Michael K Barker age 28 of Sunrise Beach was charged with Felony Domestic Assault 1st Degree, Felony Stealing, and Misdemeanor Assault. Barker was denied bond and remains at the Camden County Correctional Facility.

*The Camden County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.

All News Crime Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

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