The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 11, 2013

Joplin man faces assault, burglary charges in case

The Joplin Globe

— A 25-year-old Joplin man is facing burglary and assault charges after he allegedly kicked in the door of his girlfriend’s home and attacked her.

Christopher R. Walters was stopped by police a couple of blocks from the home of Ashley Norris, 19, on Thursday afternoon on South Michigan Avenue.

Police Cpl. Chuck Niess said Walters is accused of forcing his way into Norris’ home and pushing and punching her. He was charged with second-degree burglary and misdemeanor assault. Norris did not require medical attention as a consequence of the assault, Niess said.