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Rudd trial date rescheduled for July 25

Rudd trial date rescheduled for July 25

June 12th, 2018 in Local News

Rusty Dale Rudd, 26

A jury trial for Rusty Dale Rudd scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. July 25 in front of Callaway County Judge Kevin M.J. Crane. Three days have been reserved for this trial, in Division 3 Courtroom at the Callaway County courthouse.

On June 6, according to Missouri Case.net, Rudd's request for a bond reduction or ROR (release on your own recognizance) was denied. Rudd is being represented by attorney Daniel Hunt, of Jefferson City.

Rudd, 27, of Steedman, will answer to 30 charges after being indicted by a grand jury in May 2017. He is charged with 14 felony offenses and 16 misdemeanor offenses. He pleaded not guilty in May 2017 to all charges.

Rudd was initially charged after a March 23 disturbance near Portland where a victim accused him of repeatedly holding her against her will, raping, choking and assaulting her. The victim also reported similar incidents had happened the previous year.

Charges include two counts of first-degree rape, forcible compulsion (Section 566.030, RSMo), in addtion to 12 felonies including rape, kidnapping, domestic assault, tampering with a victim, sodomy and stealing.

Sixteen misdemeanor charges include domestic assault, property damage, attempted violation of an order of protection, tampering with a victim and false imprisonment.

The grand jury indictment also stated Rudd is a prior offender and a persistent offender, stating he was convicted Jan. 2, 2009, of felonies of second-degree assault of a law-enforcement officer and resisting arrest (in Osage County Circuit Court). He also was convicted Feb. 3, 2010, of felonies of stealing a motor vehicle and stealing (also in Osage County Circuit Court).