Quarrel leads to felony charges
Victim assaulted with rock; drugs found at suspectís home
A loverís quarrel led to two felony arrests last week, as one man is charged with assaulting a victim and a woman is facing drug charges after methamphetamine was found in her home.
Timothy Pope, 25, of Cassville, is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and endangering the welfare of a child. Sarah Brideau, 25, of Cassville, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to probable cause statements filed by Colt Beck, officer with the Cassville Police Department, and Det. Danny Boyd, also with the Cassville Police Department, Brideau and Pope were attempting to catch the victim in the act with another person.
At a residence on High Street, a confrontation and fight occurred at about 3 a.m., and Pope allegedly kicked in the front door, then hit the victim in the back of the head with a landscape rock, knocking the victim unconscious for an undetermined amount of time.
Pope then allegedly punched the victim twice more in the head while the victim was unconscious on the ground.
Pope and Brideau then left the scene, allegedly leaving a child less than 10 years of age inside asleep at the home where the victim was assaulted.
Brideau was later located at a residence on Gravel Street and brought to the Cassville Police Department for questioning.
Cassville Police Chief Dana Kammerlohr searched Brideau, allegedly finding a Clonazepam pill in Brideauís pocket.
A search warrant at Brideauís residence later allegedly turned up 7 baggies that tested positive for methamphetamine in a wallet containing multiple cards with Brideauís name on them.
Pope is being held in the Barry County jail on a $50,000 bond. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing was held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.
Brideau is being held in the Barry County jail on a $30,000 bond.
She has also been arraigned and had a disposition hearing Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in Foulkeís courtroom.