Fulton man arrested on assault, drug charges

A report of a sexual assault led to arrest of two Fulton men on assorted charges Tuesday afternoon.


Henry Sumling

According to a press release from the Fulton Police Department, officers spoke with a woman who claimed to be the victim of a sexual assault.


Webb Sobolick

“The victim stated she was forced to perform sexual acts at the residence of Henry L. Sumling (61),” the press release states. “She went on to say she witnessed drug sales at that residence.”

Lt. Andre Cook, head of detectives with the FPD, said the victim and Sumling “were new acquaintances.” He said the victim was not underage.

A search warrant was served at Sumling’s residence, where one pound of marijuana — some of it individually packaged for sale — and a handgun were recovered.

Sumling was arrested and taken to the Callaway County Jail on $100,000 cash-only bond pending formal charges of forcible sodomy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Webb A. Sobolick, 20, also was arrested and taken to the Callaway County Jail on $4,500 bond pending formal charges for possession of a controlled substance.

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