Cassville man charged for assaulting 2 women

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Motive for anger, assaults unknown by victims

A Cassville man is facing two felony charges after allegedly assaulting two women, who do not know the reason for his anger or actions.

James Smith, 33, of Cassville, is charged with two counts of second-degree domestic assault.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Jonathan Cherney, an officer with the Cassville Police Department, a domestic disturbance call was made on Feb. 3 at a home on Hickory Street in Cassville.

Upon arriving, Cherney made contact with one victim, who’s nose was swollen and bleeding. The victim said she heard Smith breaking things in his room, went and asked him what was wrong, and he turned to he and began hitting her in the face and body.

A second victim came up from the lower level of the home, and Smith turned his attention to her. She said she fell to the floor a laid face down to protect herself while Smith punched her in the back and stomped and kicked her while she was on the floor.

The first victim then yelled at Smith, and he turned his attention to he again, allowing the second victim to run to the bedroom, climb out a window and run to a neighbor’s house to call 911.

The victims received numerous lacerations or contusions as a result of the attack. Both victims said they had no idea why Smith began destroying the house and assaulting them.

Smith is being held in the Barry County jail on a $20,000, cash only bond. He has a disposition hearing scheduled for Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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