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Landlord, tenant dispute leads to arrest of both

PARK HILLS — A landlord and tenant dispute turned ugly Sunday as both were arrested for third degree assault. St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock said the incident occurred at a rental property located on College Road.

“The landlord claimed the tenant abandoned the property,” Bullock said. “Evidently, he confronted him about this and the tenant hit the landlord with a shovel. The landlord then hit the tenant back.”

Bullock did not think either man was seriously injured in the incident. He said deputies arrested both men at a Desloge trucking business following the incident.

The names of the men are being withheld pending the filing of formal charges.

Chris Cline is a reporter for the Daily Journal. Contact him at 573-431-2010, ext. 114 or at

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