Man Barges In Police Station, Beats Dispatcher After Finding No Police There

Clarksdale Police Dispatcher Barbara King was on duty at the station when Stacy Clark attacked and beat her severely.

Clarksdale, MS A Clarksdale police dispatcher was attacked and brutally beaten while she was working inside the police station on Sep. 5.

Clarksdale Police Dispatcher Barbara King was alone at the police department at approximately 7:30 a.m., when Stacy Clark came in to inquire about some property that he left in the building, WREG reported.

King notified officers about Clarks requests, but they were all out on patrol at the time.

For some strange reason, he accused her of lying to him, Clarksdale Police Chief Sandra Williams told WREG.

According to Chief Williams, King and Clark had not had any previous contact, WHBQ reported.

Clark barged into the dispatch center and began violently beating King, hitting her repeatedly in the face and body, according to WREG.

She managed to radio for help, then attempted to flee from her attacker, the Clarion Ledger reported.

"She tried to get away from him by going outside," but she was unable to escape, Chief Williams told WREG.

Clark continued to pummel King until officers arrived and yanked him off of her.

Kings injuries were so severe that paramedics hoped to transport her by air ambulance to a hospital in Memphis, but were unable to make the 75-mile trip due to bad weather, WHBQ reported.

She was rushed to a local hospital, but later had to be taken to Regional One Health in Memphis.

The assault left King with bleeding to her brain, multiple facial fractures, and a broken arm, WREG reported.

She underwent her first facial surgery on Tuesday, and her family said she has been in good spirits, according to WHBQ.

Clark has been charged with aggravated assault, and was denied bond during a hearing on Thursday, WREG reported.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, Chief Williams said.

Comments (43)
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JBo
JBo

The chief and town manager should have seen seen this as a possibility with an unsecured department. This lady took one heck of a beating and still persevered! Blue tough! I hope attempt murder is not off the table.

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

Well the world has sure changed and I've been retired for twenty years but in my day he would not have survived arrest and shouldn't have. . .

Tom1
Tom1

This is the result of the media barrage against police, and authority in general. 10 years ago people had more respect for the police, and if that wasn't enough fear of arrest did the rest. Now all they have to do is say the police said/did something to provoke them and the media crucifies the police. Leading to huge windfalls for the criminals. Now it is more of a benefit to get into it with police than it is a hindrance.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Ok, let's be reasonable for a second, Tom1. I very much doubt this incident is related to the increasing culture of hatred directed at Police (which exists, nobody questions that). I don't see the link, and let me tell you why: take the most rabid Shaun King BLM follower/ghetto thug wannabe/antifa pussified excuse of a man, tell him to storm a police station by himself, and even if you find one guy suicidal enough to do it (you won't) he will not assault a nice civilian old lady manning the phones taking emergency calls. No, the most likely scenario here is that this motherfucking waste of oxygen is a severely derranged person who should be either in a padded cell recovering from the most savage collective beating ever recorded in human history, or straight 6 feet below ground.

Skidoo
Skidoo

It's irresponsible to leave a defenseless female employee alone in a police station to face an unpredictable and often dangerous public. Even fast food restaurants require at least two people work together during all shifts for safety reasons.

Moktor
Moktor

So I guess I know why we lock our dispatchers in a secure room now, and when they do have to interact with the public it is through bulletproof glass.

Stanracer
Stanracer

It's sad that the war on police has progressed to civilians in a police department office getting beaten for no reason other than hatred. Here's hoping this asshole sees a whole lot of jail time and doesn't get sprung on bail by some bleeding heart , hug-a-thug liberal judge.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Notice how often you see this one group with examples of being out of control /unable to control their own emotions as compared to almost any other ethnic or racial group in this country. ....In this example all because he didn't get what he needed/wanted. He picked this defenseless elderly woman to vent his immediate frustrations on and then continued severely beating her due to all his pent up angers. He had to be forcibly stopped when he was caught in the act. He thought he could get away with it as what could she do ? Someone who acts this way is devoid of any morals and values, is emotionally immature, extremely ignorant , prone to extreme violence , and is without a conscience. He is literally inhuman...but this is somehow considered "normal" in this strange community. Of course not every member acts this way but far too many do and far too many others within don't speak out against it or otherwise correct it when they observe it. It is rare to hear a black community leader say that behaviors such as these are wrong and what actions they are taking as a community to correct them. I am polite and respectful when I am forced to interact. I avoid any interaction otherwise ...

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

No civilian employee with a police agency should ever be left defenseless - whether it be behind secure locked doors, bulletproof glass, armed with mace, along with being taught some sort of defense tactics - especially in this time of anti-police bias among certain (non-law-abiding) sectors in society. For example, one never knows when an antifa crowd might suddenly gather and start breaking windows and causing mayhem. Shouldn't the civilian employees be kept safe from such people, when the LEOs are out there trying to restore order?

harryres
harryres

This POS should get Life without parole beating this elderly dispatcher the way he did! He should have been charged with Attempted Murder due to her injuries and bleeding on the brain. This type of race has gotten out of control and its time to put a stop to these attacks on whites and Law Enforcement Officers.

Mimi54
Mimi54

unbelievable, OMG no one is safe anymore from people acting on their aggressions!! Hope she recovers fully.

jmj1096
jmj1096

This is the worst case scenario of how dispatchers are treated all over the US. This is where the "just a dispatcher" mentality has gotten us. There are a lot of smaller agencies that don't have a secured area for dispatch. Federal Reclassification from clerical workers to Public Safety needed to happen, but we can't rebid for 9 more years, unless the President orders Congress to re-visit the issue. I wonder if they saw this they would finally get it? There are dispatchers in real danger everyday. They may not think about it, but it is true. This poor woman.

hleinen
hleinen

I would recommend charging him with attempted murder. Also the physical security of the building must be upgraded to disallow people from gaining entry to anywhere other that the front lobby.

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

ATTEMPTED MURDER, NO DOUBT IN MY MIND. KILL THE DAMN BASTARD THAT BEAT THIS POOR WOMEN JUST DOING HER JOB.

C911
C911

Law Enforcement Offices should be locked down, especially if there is no law enforcement in the building. This needs to be a bigger crime. Its quickly becoming a thing at police stations. Being a retired dispatcher this hurts my heart! Speedy recovery and God bless her through her upcoming surgeries.

MTS007
MTS007

thats attempted murder, not aggravated assault.

DLPS
DLPS

Where do we send flowers? How can we cheer this poor woman up? The criminal who did this should be charged with attempted murder. He should also be charged with felony interference and breaking and entering. If there is a felonious breaking and entering. I would stack the charges on each element.

Wrenchmonkey
Wrenchmonkey

She was reaching for her waistline, didn't obey his orders, and wouldn't stop resisting. She smelled of alcohol and the civilian thought he observed the smell of marijuana. He noticed her making furtive movements when he approached to make contact. Through training and experience, he was able to determine that she was up to no good, and needed an ass-kicking.

It wasn't until after he'd thoroughly thrashed her that he realized that he wasn't in his own house...

I've performed an investigation and found no wrongdoing on the part of the civilian.

We will be conducting additional training for the civilian involved. We appreciate the concern of our local law enforcement community, but we'll be handling it internally, as a personell matter, from here.

shirleybaird1
shirleybaird1

,This makes me sick, what he did to her. She should have shot him.

Caprice56
Caprice56

Assault? How about attempted murder? Bastard needs to be under the jail!

dbosse
dbosse

Idiot police department leaving an older woman without any protection to fend for herself against public that is so anti-police.

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

What a POS. It takes a big man to beat an old woman like that.

Mortician72
Mortician72

What a real Piece of Shit! How dare he put his hands on a women. A man that does put his hands on a woman is not a man but a rel Pussy.