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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fight over cell phone turns brutal, prosecutors say

From The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office: Jackson County Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar today announced that Mark W. King (06/20/69) has been charged with First Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action. The charges stem from an argument over a cell phone that turned violent.

According to court documents, police were called an apartment in the 11200 block of Oak where they found the victim covered in blood and suffering major bruising and swelling on the left side of her face. She told police she had been in King's apartment when King couldn't find his cell phone.

When she denied having it, King allegedly became enraged, striking her first with a hammer and then with a frying pan. She managed to escape the apartment and summon police. King was taken into custody at the scene.

Prosecutors have requested a $250,000 cash bond.

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