Felonies in Missouri are broken down into six different classifications, and there are different punishments and crimes that fall under each.
A Springfield man has been charged in three different assault cases where he allegedly used a metal bar, pepper spray and a pellet gun.
Bryan Hasler, 40, was charged last month with five counts of felony assault and two counts of property damage.
According to court documents, the first incident for which Hasler is charged occurred last October outside of a home on North Kansas Expressway.
Hasler allegedly sprayed a man with pepper spray, hit the man with a metal bar and also struck the man’s vehicle with the bar.
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Court documents say the second incident occurred in December when Hasler shot another man with a pellet gun in the face, shoulder and leg.
The victim in that case suffered broken bones in his face and had to be intubated at the hospital, according to court documents.
The third incident occurred in May. Court documents say Hasler went to a couple’s apartment on Ingram Mill Road, sprayed the couple in the face with pepper spray and then destroyed two TVs in the home.
Hasler is being held in the Greene County Jail and does not have an attorney listed for this case. His most serious charge is a Class B felony assault that is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
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