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Neighbors say assault in Sergeant St. apartment sign of dangerous activity

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Sergeant street residents say apartment dwellers make their neighborhood dangerous.
Joplin Police are  investigating  an assault that occurred Saturday night at 602 South Sergeant.

 The captain of the neighborhood watch, Atalaya Garrison says, " This place was covered with officers. A man was brought out of the apartment beaten and bleeding. Then a woman was taken with police.
Officers tell us one person was transported to the hospital with injuries and was treated and released. 

 Corporal Blair with Joplin police says called says two people, a man and woman,  were arrested. Police are  seeking charges  of simple assault.
Blair says the case is not considered a domestic violence situation...  

 

 Residents on Sergeant Street are concerned, saying drugs and alcohol seem to be a re-occurring problem at the apartments.  
Cpl. Blair says he can't say the apartments are worse than other parts of town but did acknowledged being called there several times in the last month.

Garrison says, "The police are here very often,  there's only certain types pf people she will rent to. It's a danger to the neighborhood.  It's a danger to the children in the neighborhood  and that's one of the reasons I started the neighborhood watch. 

 

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