Springfield, Mo. – On May 22, 2023, at 5:59 p.m., officers responded to 2300 E. Bennett in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcyclist and a white SUV. The white SUV left the scene immediately after the accident and was not located. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
On May 23, 2023, members of the Traffic Unit located the white SUV and conducted a traffic stop. They identified the driver as Dea A. Brewer, 45, from Springfield. Brewer was arrested on unrelated warrants from Taney County and booked into the Greene County Jail.
On May 23, 2023, the Violent Crime Unit discovered Brewer and the motorcyclist knew each other and Brewer intentionally struck the motorcycle with his vehicle, which led to the motorcyclist losing control of the motorcycle.
On May 24, 2023, the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office reviewed the case and Brewer was charged with 1st Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action. Brewer is being held in the Taney County Jail with no bond until his extradition to the Greene County Jail.
The Greene County Prosecutor’s Office cautions that the charges contained in the felony complaint are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this assault to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by phone 417-869-TIPS (8477) or online at P3tips.com.
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Case number: 23-15220
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch