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Man in custody after reportedly threatening to burn grandchild alive

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Patrick Howard, 56, allegedly assaulted his wife and threatened to burn his grandchild's crib while the grandchild was inside. Credit: Franklin County Sheriff Patrick Howard, 56, allegedly assaulted his wife and threatened to burn his grandchild's crib while the grandchild was inside. Credit: Franklin County Sheriff

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Robertsville man is in custody after allegedly assaulting his wife and pouring gasoline on his grandchild.

On Dec. 28, Franklin County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 5700 block of Willow Ford Road in Robertsville, MO. about a domestic assault.

During the investigation, police said Patrick Howard, 56, assaulted his wife then allegedly put a gun to her head and poured gasoline on the crib with the grandchild inside threatening to light the crib on fire.

Howard fled the scene prior to the deputies’ arrival.

Deputies along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol searched the area and were unable to locate him until the following day. When Howard was located, he was immediately arrested.

Howard is held on multiple felony counts including second degree assault, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child.

His bond is set at $50,000 cash only.

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