A Maryville business owner has been arrested in Gentry County on a pair of sexual assault charges.
Court records show that Steve Parsons of Stanberry, owner of Parson’s Tire & Battery, is facing two charges of sodomy in Gentry County. Parson’s has been charged with one count of forcible sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse by force and one count of statutory sodomy in the second degree. The records show the alleged incident occurred June 12.
Parson’s waived formal arraignment in Gentry County court and has been scheduled for a preliminary hearing August 24.