Imperial mom charged after attacking son's heroin supplier

Imperial mom charged after attacking son's heroin supplier

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Imperial mom charged after attacking son's heroin supplier

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 5:57 AM

Imperial, Missouri

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HILLSBORO, Missouri—A Missouri mother is facing charges, but drawing sympathy from hundreds, for a baseball bat attack on her son’s alleged heroin supplier.

Sherrie Gavan of Imperial, near St. Louis, was arraigned Monday on charges of third-degree assault. The judge refused to dismiss the case.

Gavan told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she tried everything to protect her son, Clayton, even sending him to a different high school. When those efforts failed, she drove to the home of 21-year-old Joshua Loyd, whom she believed supplied the drugs, and struck him with an aluminum bat.

A Facebook support page has generated nearly 350 “likes.”

Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer says he understands Gavan’s frustration, but police can’t turn their back on the law.

 

 

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