Felony assault charges for former sheriff candidate

Grover Lynn Turner Jr., 40

A former Pike County Missouri sheriff candidate faces numerous assault charges after an incident where he's accused of ramming his vehicle into a car full of people.

The incident occurred in July 2012. Nearly a year later, on July 19, Grover Lynn Turner Jr., 40, was charged with seven counts of second-degree assault.

He remains jailed on $25,000 bond.

According to court documents Turner is accused of purposefully ramming a car with seven people inside. The witnesses said the truck that struck them belonged to Turner and had an "Elect Turner for Sheriff" sticker in the rear window.

Turner's due back in court September 11.