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Assault under investigation in Joplin

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Samuel Hughes Samuel Hughes

Updated November 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM:  NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

A second person hasbeen charged in the assault that occurred at 3216 S. Grand on October 30,2013.  The Newton County Prosecutor'sOffice filed First Degree Assault charges against Samuel J. Hughes a 24 yearold male with an address of 3216 S. Grand Apt. 6.  Mr. Hughes was arrested on November 1, 2013and was later transported to the Newton County Jail. 

Mark A. Thomas isstill at large and has not been located at this time.  Anyone with information on Mr. Thomas'whereabouts are asked to contact the Joplin Police Department or your local lawenforcement agency.  The victim, AmyDenney, remains in critical condition.

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Updated October 20, 2013 at 11:05 AM:  NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF JOPLIN

The female victimhas been identified as Amy Denney, a 29 year old female from Joplin.  She is still listed in critical condition atthis time.  The Joplin Police Departmentcontinues to follow up on leads on the investigation.  

Paperwork wassubmitted to the Newton County Prosecutor's Office this morning on Mark A.Thomas a 28 year old male with an address in Diamond, MO for 1stDegree Assault charges and Armed Criminal Action.  The Newton County Prosecutor's Office hasissued a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Thomas with a $100,000 bond.  The suspect in this case is currently not incustody and we are attempting to locate him. 

If anyone has any information on the location of Mark Thomas,please contact the Joplin Police Department. You can contact us via phone at 417-623-3131, on our web page at www.joplinpolice.org, on our Facebookpage at www.facebook/JoplinPD, orsubmit a tip to the Heartland Crime Stoppers by calling 417-782-TIPZ or ontheir web page at www.heartlandtipz.com.

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Posted October 30, 2013 at 10:54 AM:  NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

1st Degree Assault

Joplin Police received a call of a disturbance at 3216 Grand at 01:35 hours this morning. Upon arrival officers encountered a 29 year old female with serious head injuries. The victim was transported to Freeman Hospital for treatment.

Investigators are currently processing the scene and following up on numerous leads. At this time no arrests have been made. As the investigation continues, additional information will be made available.

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