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Restaurant Employee Assaulted by Patrons


Camdenton, MO - 07-02-24 - On Friday, June 28th deputies responded to the Fish & CO Restaurant in Camdenton for a reported assault. During the investigation deputies discovered a restaurant employee was allegedly pulled into the lake by a group of restaurant patrons who left the dining area without paying their bar tab. When the server approached the group, who were boarding a boat, she grabbed a boat rail to prevent the boat from leaving. According to the server an unidentified male on the boat then grabbed her arm and pulled her into the lake as the boat was backing away from the slip. The server was able to climb out of the lake by using the swim deck of a nearby boat and is uninjured.


The group of approximately a half dozen people left the area on a red-decked pontoon boat. Witnesses on scene said the group was unknown to them and believed them to be from out of state.


If you have any information regarding the identities of any of the members of the group, please contact the Camden County Sheriff's Office at 573-346-2243.