UPDATE: Man is arrested and charged in the Violent Assault Monday night. Click here for the updated story.


ORIGINAL JOPLIN, Mo. — Monday evening shortly after 8:30 PM Joplin Police officers responded to reports of a disturbance at 320 South Wall Ave, Zahn Apartment Building.

Inside an apartment on the first floor officers found an unresponsive adult female who had been violently beaten.

LIVE! REPORT 320 SOUTH WALL, ZAHN APARTMENT BUILDING

METS ambulance responded and rushed the woman Priority One to an area hospital. She was not conscious.

Cpl Josh Hanes of the Joplin Police Department tells us the suspect was still on the scene as officers arrived. That person was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators are currently on the scene gathering evidence and we will update with more information as it becomes available later Tuesday from JPD Detectives.

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