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Man charged after assault


An area man is charged with several felonies after police say he physically assaulted a woman after breaking into her home.

Robert Reed Jr., 45, of Potosi, is being charged with a class A felony of assault in the first degree, two counts of felony armed criminal action, a class B felony of assault in the first degree, a class B felony of burglary in the first degree, a class E felony of unlawful use of a weapon and a class B misdemeanor of property damage in the second degree.

According to a probable cause statement, on Jan. 8 Reed kicked in a door of a woman’s house in the 11,000 block of Furnace Creek Rd. causing $200 worth of damage. Once inside, Reed chased the woman through the home and cornered her in the house.

Reed then hit the woman in the face with his fist and cut her forearm with a knife causing a three-inch cut. He then hit the woman in the head with the metal handle of the knife causing a four-inch cut on her head.

Reed then chased the woman out of her home and tackled her to the ground outside in the yard. He hit her in the face multiple times with a closed fist and when a neighbor ran over to intervene, he tried to drag the woman back into the house by her hair. Reed then fled into the woods nearby.

The police were called and the woman was checked out by paramedics, but refused to be taken to the hospital.

Reed was being held in the Washington County Jail on a $150,000 bond and is to have no contact with the victim upon his release.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or



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