On October 10, 2017, the Tarkio Police Department, assisted by the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office, conducted an investigation and made an arrest in the 600 block of Elm Street, Tarkio, Missouri, regarding Burglary 1st Degree, Assault With A Deadly Weapon, Armed Criminal Action, Property Damage, and Resisting Arrest by Joleen Dieker (17 years of age) of Tarkio. At approximately 1850 hours (6:50 p.m.), Dieker was located within a residence in the 600 block of Elm Street illegally, determined to have made threats of harm to the resident with a weapon, destroyed personal property within the residence, and when confronted by police officers, refused to comply with lawful directives. She was ultimately subdued and arrested following the utilization of a conducted electrical weapon (CEW or Taser).
The Atchison-Holt Ambulance District was called and transported Dieker to Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri, where she was seen and released for minor injuries sustained during the arrest and returned with officers to the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office for further processing. The victim was also transported by the Atchison-Holt Ambulance District to the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. Also assisting at the scene was the Atchison County C.A.R.E. Advocacy Center. This investigation is still ongoing.