The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

August 22, 2012

Probation assessed in case of assault

A Joplin man has been assessed a suspended sentence and probation on a felony conviction for domestic assault.

At a hearing this week in Jasper County Circuit Court, Circuit Judge David Dally assessed Scott E. Buck, 48, four years on a conviction for second-degree domestic assault. The judge suspended execution of the sentence and placed Buck on supervised probation for five years.

Buck pleaded guilty in June in a plea deal with the prosecutor’s office that capped the prison time he might be required to serve at four years and allowed the possibility of probation.

A probable-cause affidavit states that on Sept. 8 of last year Buck punched his girlfriend, Heather Shook, in the face several times, breaking her nose. He was upset that the father of Shook’s child had called their residence, according to the affidavit

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