Harrison County Authorities File Charges Over Physical Altercation at Walmart

BETHANY MO – Two people have been charged by Harrison County authorities over an incident that police say started with a semi-truck driver missing a turn.

In a statement issued by the Bethany Police Department, it is alleged that 36-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident Jerron Greene was operating the semi on Sunday when he pulled off in Bethany. The investigating officer says Greene missed his turn into Walmart and proceeded west to MFA Oil to turn around. According to police, 58-year-old Bethany resident Lessa Chapdelaine claimed Greene cut her off when he turned around.

Officers say Chapdelaine followed Greene to the Walmart parking lot where she exited her vehicle and began to write down the semi-truck information. The report says Greene held his air horn down at which time Chapdelaine attempted to unhook the airlines on the truck’s braking system. The investigating officer says Greene then pulled Chapdelaine to the ground by her hair, causing her to lose consciousness.

Greene has been charged with Assault in the third degree. Chapdelaine is charged with Harrassment in the first degree and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle in the second degree. Both defendants are scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on Wednesday.