Stabbing suspect jailed without bond has prior convictions

By Dave Marner, Managing Editor
Posted 5/6/20

An Owensville man with an extensive criminal history is charged with stabbing a Rolling Home Park resident in the abdomen with a pocket knife.

Tyler A. Fryer, 27, is jailed in Crawford County …

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Stabbing suspect jailed without bond has prior convictions


An Owensville man with an extensive criminal history is charged with stabbing a Rolling Home Park resident in the abdomen with a pocket knife.

Tyler A. Fryer, 27, is jailed in Crawford County without bond following the incident reported to the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Department at 2 p.m. Thursday. Sheriff’s Sgt. David Mabe said the victim, identified as Anthony Jackson, told him he had no idea what the initial confrontation between the two men was even about.

Sheriff Mark A. Williams issued a report detailing the case noting Jackson and Fryer had an ongoing dispute. Jackson is alleged to have confronted Fryer in a nearby residence that was supposed to be unoccupied and no one had permission to be inside that residence.

Their confrontation quickly became physical. When Jackson confronted Fryer, Fryer allegedly struck Jackson with his fists. The two fell onto the ground and began wrestling inside a mobile home across the street from where Jackson resides, according to the sheriff’s report.

“It is alleged that Fryer retrieved a knife and stabbed Jackson in the right torso,” according to the report from Williams. “Jackson then fled the residence and called 911.”

Mabe said a folding pocket knife was recovered from a couch inside the mobile home.

Owensville Area Ambulance District personnel responded to the mobile home park and treated Jackson for a puncture wound about an inch in length, according to Owensville police Lt. Scott Griffith who also responded to the scene. Jackson’s pants were covered with several streaks of blood. He declined additional medical treatment and remained at the scene.

Fryer told Griffith he had just been released from prison on Tuesday and was “doing pretty good” at staying out of trouble.

A man who lives in the mobile home park, however, told sheriff’s deputies and police that Fryer had been “going up and down the street saying he was a gangster”and that “he was going to kill the guy.”

No one was supposed to be in the trailer, according to Mabe. The trailer’s owner showed up at one point and flew into a rage, screaming that no one had permission to be there. He and another man, a resident in the park, had a brief confrontation that escalated into the resident swinging his bicycle, nearly striking Mabe in the head,  at the trailer’s owner.

The trailer’s owner had apparently nearly struck the resident, who was riding his bicycle on the street, as he drove into the park. Mabe placed both men in handcuffs until that altercation was diffused.

Fryer in May 2015 pleaded guilty in Franklin County Circuit Court to felony unlawful use (exhibiting) of a weapon and a misdemeanor third-degree assault charge stemming from a November 2014 Sullivan police investigation. He was sentenced to three years in prison and given a 110-day shock incarceration period under the suspended execution of sentence agreement. Along with the SES, he was given five years of supervised probation which began in September 2015, according to court records found on

Prior to that, Fryer pleaded guilty in July 2013 to second-degree domestic assault and felonious restraint from a December 2012 case investigated by Sullivan police. That case included charges of first-degree felony property damage and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and second-degree domestic assault.

He received a five-year sentence in the Department of Corrections on the two felonies but was granted a suspended execution of sentence with five years of supervised probation. The lesser charges earned him 14 and 15 days in the county jail.

He had his probation revoked in May 2015 on the domestic assault charge and was given another 110 days of shock incarceration. Court records show he completed his parole in April 2018 on the domestic assault conviction.

He was revoked on the felonious restraint case and sentenced to 11 months of shock time in prison.  Illegal drug use was cited in at least one of the probation revocation  hearings, according to court records.

Fryer is charged in a felony Gasconade County warrant with second-degree assault (class D) and armed criminal action (unclassified).

Fryer appeared a via telephone conference call from jail for an arraignment hearing held Friday. Associate Circuit Judge Ada Brehe-Krueger entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. A public defender on Monday filed a notice of appearance on Fryer’s behalf.

The public defender is scheduled to file an oral motion at 9 a.m. today (Wednesday) seeking a bond for Fryer.


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