Domestic Altercation at Home of Pevely Police Chief

26 Dec

According to a police report, the JeffCo sheriff’s department was called to the home of Pevely police chief Charles A. Moutray by his wife on the night of November 17, 2018 after a domestic altercation. The responding officer completed a probable cause statement against the chief for 4th degree domestic assault, but no arrest was made and the county prosecutor later decided not to press charges.

The physical incidents described in the report focused on Moutray’s wife’s attempts to view his cell phone. Moutray, who goes by Tony, is described to have flipped her over his body and off the bed onto the floor, where she struck her head. Later, Moutray is accused of breaking a door in order to unlock it and get to his wife, at which time he dragged her to the ground by her ponytail. He then left the residence before police arrived.

In Moutray’s statement, given to police at a nearby church parking lot, he claims his wife accidentally fell off the bed when reaching for his phone. He also claims he grabbed her by the neck in order to retrieve his phone so he could leave the house.

Domestic assault in the 4th degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

The city of Pevely does not appear to have taken any action in response to this incident, according to a review of minutes of closed sessions of board meetings.

Moutray was one of three Pevely officers involved in a 2016 arrest that led to an excessive force lawsuit and a $300,000 settlement by the city, which was finalized this past September.



5 Responses to “Domestic Altercation at Home of Pevely Police Chief”

  1. Anonymous December 26, 2018 at 10:52 am #

    Meh. Non story. Cops are above the laws they force on us, dontcha know…


    • Anonymous December 31, 2018 at 9:56 am #

      I am very thankful for real watch dogs like Jcpenandknife. People can not say they were not informed. They choose to look the other way either out of fear or just plain lack of sense, regarding the corruption of those who make the rules.

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  2. Who cares December 27, 2018 at 5:00 am #

    If you have to go to those lengths to get your husband’s phone. It’s time to pack your bags and leave his ass!


  3. Domestic violence must be prosecuted January 3, 2019 at 4:24 pm #

    JC Penknife – Any ideas why there hasn’t been other media coverage of this incident? Have you reached out to any of the St. Louis news stations or newspapers?


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