Man accused of posing as Uber/Lyft driver, assaulting women

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A southwest Missouri man has been charged with sexual assault after impersonating an Uber/Lyft driver and offering free rides home.

Greene County authorities say 34-year-old Tyson Fairley, 34, of Brookline Station, was charged Wednesday with rape, sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

Springfield police say in a probable cause statement that two women reported being assaulted after being offered free rides home when leaving bars in downtown Springfield. reports Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson says the investigation indicated there may be more victims. He urged any potential victims to call Springfield police.

Information from: KWPM-AM,

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