Section 16-141 Assault.


    (a) A person commits the crime of assault if:

    (1)    He attempts to cause or recklessly causes physical injury to another person; or

    (2)    With criminal negligence he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon; or

    (3)    He purposely places another person in apprehension of immediate physical injury; or

    (4)    He recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death or serious physical injury to another person; or

    (5)    He knowingly causes physical contact with another person knowing the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.

    (b) Assault is a class A misdemeanor unless committed under subparagraphs (a)(3) or (5) of this section, in which case it is a class C misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.700)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 565.070.