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Grunden arrested on assault

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

Sunday, May 29,  at 4:37 AM, Joplin Police responded to 5th St. And Park Ave. in reference to a male who had been shot in the chest.  

The victim was identified as Justin L. Thurston, 32, Joplin. Thurston was transported to the Freeman Hospital by ambulance. 

Investigators determined that a blue PT Cruiser was involved in the shooting and left the area at a high rate of speed.  

Officers located the suspect vehicle at  219 S. Highland Ave. Apt. A

James A. Grunden, 20, Joplin, was located at that residence. Grunden was arrested for 1st Degree Assault. 

At this time, Thurston does not have any life threatening injuries. 

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Jasper County Prosecutor  filed charges of Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action. $10,000, Cash only, against James A. Grunden. 

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