A Stark City man was jailed Monday after Newton County sheriff’s deputies responded at 7:03 p.m. to a domestic assault report in the 200 block of Ergo Street.

A Stark City man was jailed Monday after Newton County sheriff’s deputies responded at 7:03 p.m. to a domestic assault report in the 200 block of Ergo Street.
After talking to the wife, two teenagers confirmed to lawmen her account that the husband had punched his wife several times in the back of the head with a closed fist.
The wife reported the abuse has been going on for more than a decade, and though she had previously filed for an ex-parte order of protection, she short-circuited the effort before it was finalized by the court.
Allen Wayne McGehee, 53, is free on bond, charged with third-degree domestic assault.
Deputies seek a six-foot tall man with a buzz haircut and tattoos who was wearing a white tank top on Monday, when the unidentified man is accused of committing third-degree assault.
Deputies responded at 12:07 p.m. to 6300 Spurgeon Road where the 58-year-old victim reported he had walked out to retrieve his mail and as he was returning an unknown male walking the other way chest-butted him, words were exchanged and then fists were thrown.
The unidentified man then went into another trailer and he said a large group quickly came out and they all got into a tan mini-van and left.
A neighbor captured the scuffle on video though there is no report that a license plate was recorded.
Break-ins
A deputy responded Monday at 5:49 p.m. to Park Place Mini Storage at 5300 Missouri Highway 43 near Joplin where a victim noted two units had been broken into.
The locks were cut off and on the ground, and he reported the first unit was missing ten 50-pound bags of fertilizer and a leaf blower; and only $3 in quarters was missing from a vehicle parked inside the other unit, and other tools and valuables within were not disturbed.

The locks had been cut off and two storage units were reported to have been stolen from last Thursday, June 9.

A deputy was called at 1:59 p.m. to 14352 Falcon Road near Neosho where one victim reported the loss of a bag of football gear, a PS3 game system and about 100 games, a large TV and a DVD player, valued at $1,320.

Management had been unable to contact the tenant of the other unit to determine what was missing there.

A deputy responded at 10:12 a.m. Sunday to the Cherry Corners Fishing Access south of Diamond where the victim reported leaving their vehicle overnight and then finding that morning that someone had been in it and stole from it.

Though she thought it was locked, she found it unlocked. Missing are a bag of clothes and shoes valued at $200, all of the paperwork in the glove box including vehicle registration and insurance card, a $50 stun gun/flashlight, and jumper cables valued at $20.

The hood was up on the car and the battery cables had been disconnected. The deputy surmised someone had tried to steal the battery but could not loosen it from its mooring.

A resident in the 300 block of Bobbie Smith Street in Diamond reported the theft of a truck at 10:36 a.m. Sunday.

When mowing the lawn the victim realized the red 2001 Chevrolet K2500 was missing. It was left open with a spare key inside, and carries Missouri license 0YE267 on the front and a red “Duquette Trucking” plate on the rear.