Woman assaulted at storage units on Rangeline

Patrol Cpl Ethan New of Joplin Police Dept tells us this is an isolated incident, a male on scene has been detained
Joplin Police outside Public Storage, 2629 S Rangeline, Joplin, Mo. responding to an assault, Sept 23, 2022.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Just after 7 p.m. Friday evening Joplin Police, Joplin Fire Rescue and METS ambulance responded to report of a female who had been physically assaulted at 2629 S Rangeline, Public Storage.

Patrol Cpl Ethan New of the Joplin Police Dept tells KOAM’s Shannon Becker on the scene a man and woman were located inside a storage unit.

The adult female, age unknown, had suffered injuries in a physical assault. She was unresponsive and METS rushed her to a local hospital priority one for medical care.

Cpl New says the male was detained, transported to the Joplin City Jail as Police Detectives begin the investigation.

He conveys to us also this is an isolated incident. There is no threat to the public.

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