The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

April 22, 2014

Woman jailed after man hit with wrench

NEVADA, Mo. — A 24-year-old woman is being held at the Vernon County Jail on charges that she struck a man on the head with a wrench and set a window curtain on fire during a disturbance early Sunday at a home in Nevada.

Police were called to a house in the 600 block of Oak Street regarding a domestic disturbance and arrested Lauren R. Bernard. She later was charged with second-degree domestic assault and second-degree arson.

Bernard is accused of striking a 29-year-old man with the wrench before starting the fire, which was extinguished without injury to any occupants, according to the Nevada Police Department. A news release from police did not identify the man who was struck with the wrench and did not say if he required medical attention.

Bernard was being held Monday on a $10,000 bond.

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