On the night of September 26th, Joplin police officers were called out to the 1500 block of South Connor where they found Michael Osborne, 33, lying in the roadway with a serious head injuries. Osborne was taken to Freeman Hospital, and later transferred to Kansas University Medical Center.
On October 4th, Joplin police arrested Jack Ballard, 39, in connection to the incident. Ballard is charged with First Degree Assault, and is being held at the Jasper County Jail with no bond. Osborne remains in the hospital with serious injuries.