Shell Knob man charged in assault

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Man breaks victimís car windshield in argument

A Shell Knob man was arrested recently and faces two charges after an argument led to a physical altercation and damage to the victimís vehicle.

David Greathouse, 29, of Shell Knob, is charged with third-degree domestic assault and second-degree property damage.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Bill Watkins, deputy with the Barry County Sheriffís Office, the victim said Greathouse had been out all night, and upon his return, was asked to give the victim a tax return card and for him to leave the residence on Farm Road 2208.

Greathouse allegedly pushed the victim into a wall and shredded the tax return card, then used a tire lug wrench and busted the windshield of the victimís vehicle, as well as destroying the stereo wiring system in the trunk. The victim attempted to stop Greathouse, and he allegedly began kicking the victim with steel-toed boots.

The victim called authorities, and Greathouse fled into the woods with a M&P 9mm handgun.

Greathouse is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $5,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on March 16 in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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