Columbia man charged in series of violent incidents

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 | 6:15 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man who police say used a chainsaw to assault a relative and then bit a law enforcement officer is in solitary confinement at the Boone County Jail.

Brian Keith Hanson, Jr., 29, of 219 Worley St., was arrested Monday, said Latisha Stroer, the Columbia Police Department's public information officer.

Warren Brewer, Boone County's chief jailer, said Hanson will probably remain in solitary confinement for the rest of the time he is held.

"He is violent and at this point almost uncontrollable," Brewer said. "I can't trust him around the other inmates because it is likely he might try to assault them."

According to court documents, Hanson and a female relative were arguing on Aug. 31 at Hanson's home when Hanson hit the woman on the hip with a chainsaw and pressed his thumbs into her eyes. When she tried to push him away, he bit her in the hand and arm.

On Monday, Hanson bit a community service aid on the arm as he was being taken to jail, drawing blood, Stroer said.

Hanson was arrested in May on charges of second-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with a knife fight, according to court documents and previous Missourian reporting.

Hanson's bonds for his most recent arrests total $29,000.

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