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Vernon County man charged with cutting a woman's throat appears in court

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Updated January 21, 2014:  A Southwest Missouri man charged with cutting a woman's throat was arraigned Tuesday in court.

Arren McDermott, of Nevada, appeared in Vernon County court, where he applied for a public defender in his case.

This past weekend McDermott was charged with domestic assault and armed criminal action after police say he assaulted a woman at a home on County Road 1200 in Vernon County.

Authorities say McDermott cut her throat multiple times, as well as cut her face, chest, and back. The victim was taken to a staging area, then flown to Freeman Hospital.

At last report she was in stable condition.

 

Posted January 18, 2014:  A man is arrested after police say he cut a Vernon County, MO woman's throat several times.  

The Vernon County Sheriff's Office says they received a domestic disturbance call yesterday to a location on County Road 1200.  Police say a man assaulted a female at a residence, cutting her throat multiple times, as well as cutting her face, chest, and back multiple times.  The female was taken to a staging area, then flown to Freeman Hospital.  Police say she is in stable condition.

The suspect, from Nevada, is in the Vernon County Jail on a $250,000 cash only bond.  He is awaiting charges read in court.  

A victim's advocate from the Moss House in Nevada was contacted to offer assistance to the victim.

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