The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 3, 2013

Joplin man suffers fractured skull in assault

From staff reports

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Jasper County prosecutor’s office has filed a felony assault charge against a Joplin man who was involved in an altercation with another man last weekend.

James R. Hubbard, 43, is charged with second-degree assault of Johnnie L. Marn, 43, on Saturday at a residence in the 300 block of North Wall Ave. Marn reportedly suffered a skull fracture and was taken to Freeman Hospital West, according to Joplin police.

Hubbard was arrested later the same day at his home on Porter Avenue, but Jasper County Circuit Court records did not show a charge as having been filed against Hubbard until Thursday.