Suspect in child abuse case turns himself in to authorities


On December 6th, Joplin Police responded to a local hospital and began a child abuse investigation involving a 4-year-old child. Detectives arrested an adult female in the case and charges was submitted to the prosecutor’s office.

Adam Duncan was also taken into custody at the Joplin Police Department at 11:45 a.m. today for his suspected involvement in the case. Duncan’s charges are being submitted to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office.

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