Charleston man charged with alleged assault with broom

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 ~ Updated 9:44 AM
Jeffrey Groves

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man faces charges after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend with a broom.

Jeffrey A. Groves, 50, is charged with felony first degree domestic assault, according to online court records.

On Aug. 4 Mississippi County sheriff's deputy Alvin Marcum received a walk-in complaint from a female involved in a domestic assault, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore. The female provided medical documentation for evidence of her assault, showing she suffered from a concussion and bruising to her legs, arms and torso front and back. The female told the deputy on Aug. 1 her boyfriend -- Groves -- took a broom and started hitting her with the broom until it broke, cutting her elbow. The female told the deputy she curled up on the kitchen floor, and he still kept hitting her. When her boyfriend stopped, she said he told her to be gone when he got back. The female said she went to Charleston Police Department and got an ambulance to take her to Missouri Delta Medical Center, the sheriff said.

When the woman was released from the hospital, she filed a report stating she wanted Groves to be charged for the alleged assault. A warrant application was immediately applied for, and on Thursday a warrant for Groves' arrest was received, according to the sheriff.

Groves was arrested and is being held in the Mississippi County Detention Center with bond set at $50,000 cash and surety. He is scheduled to appear at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday before Judge S. Rob Barker in Charleston.

For this story and more, see the Wednesday edition of the Standard Democrat.

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