Man arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct, assault

Friday, June 27, 2014 | 5:02 p.m. CDT; updated 6:15 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA — A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree sexual misconduct and third-degree assault.

Sexual misconduct in the second degree involves a person soliciting or requesting another person to engage in sexual conduct under circumstances in which he or she knows would likely cause alarm, according to Section 566.095 of the Missouri Revised Statutes. The offense is a class C misdemeanor.

Sgt. Robert Dochler of the Columbia Police Department provided this account of what happened:

At 1:09 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to a "check subject" call in the 2900 block of South Old 63. A local security company had requested police help in dealing with a naked, intoxicated man who had been running around the area.

The man had approached one of the security personnel with his arms "raised in a threatening manner making the security officer believe she was going to be physically harmed," according to an email from Dochler. The officer sprayed the man with pepper spray to ward him off, Dochler said.

Officers arrested Glen Eugene Ensley, 32, at 1:34 a.m. Thursday. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It is police procedure to provide treatment for people who are pepper-sprayed.

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