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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Golden City woman arrested after assaulting boyfriend, three-year-old daughter in moving vehicle
(From the Barton County Sheriff's Office) Incident Spotlight
On 12-20-2017 the Barton County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call of a domestic disturbance going on inside a vehicle which was driving westbound on 12th Street in Lamar.
It was reported that a female passenger in the vehicle was striking a male in the backseat of the vehicle.
Sheriff Mitchell Shaw observed the vehicle and turned around on it to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle exited off 160 Highway and got onto southbound I-49.
As Sheriff Shaw was attempting to stop the vehicle the female subject seated in the front passenger seat was actively striking a male subject in the back seat of the vehicle.
When the vehicle came to a stop the female was removed from the vehicle and placed into handcuffs. Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Arty Torbeck arrived on scene and assisted with the male party. Additional officers with the Lamar Poice Department and deputies of the sheriff's office arrived to assist in the investigation.
A investigation was conducted into the altercation that took place inside the vehicle. The allegations in the case are that the male party pulled the female's hair and grabbed her arm and the female party struck the male subject.
At the time of the female striking at the male she struck her three-year-old daughter and caused an injury to her.
Both parties had been consuming an alcoholic beverage at the time of the altercation.
At the conclusion of the investigation, a white male, age 38, of Golden City was arrested for domestic assault. A 27-year-old white female from Golden City was arrested on domestic assault charges and endangering the welfare of a child. Both parties were placed on 24-hour holds for investigation.
The reports will be forwarded over to the Barton County Prosecuting Attorney Steven Kaderly for consideration in filing a formal criminal charges against the two.