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Monday, August 21, 2017
Bloody, intoxicated man who interrupted wedding event at Joplin bar arrested
(From the Joplin Police Department)
Officers responded downtown Saturday night for a report of a trespassing/assault at a local bar.
An intoxicated male who was removed from the bar for causing problems snuck back in and when confronted assaulted staff. He then walked into a wedding event, bloody, and they called the police as well.
Employees fought the subject to get him outside out of the event after he got blood on the groom at the wedding. Officers arrived and were met with a combative, uncooperative, bloody suspect who refused to comply.
After force was used and a taser was deployed, the male was taken into custody. He was charged with numerous crimes, including spitting blood into the face and eyes of one of our officers.