A recent Pulaski County crime spree continues after a woman was stabbed last week and a woman was arrested in a shooting incident over the weekend.
ST. ROBERT – A recent Pulaski County crime spree continues after a woman was stabbed last week and a woman was arrested in a shooting incident over the weekend.
Another shooting incident
A domestic dispute between two women Saturday left one man injured and landed one woman in jail.
Jessica Lewis, 22, of Waynesville, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon after an incident occurred Saturday night.
Allegations state that Lewis, who was apparently intoxicated, was involved in an altercation with another female.
After Lewis aimed a loaded weapon at the other female, her boyfriend, Mark Mills, of Waynesville, stepped between the women.
Lewis allegedly fired the weapon, after which a bullet grazed Mills.
A second charge alleges that Mills hindered the prosecution of Lewis by hiding her in their home, and then professing not to know where she was when questioned by the police.
Lewis remains in Pulaski County Jail in lieu of posting a $250,000 cash or surety bond.
More charges may be filed in this case as the investigation is ongoing by the Waynesville Police Department.
Additional Charges Filed
A man charged with first degree assault in a July 31 stabbing will face additional charges.
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announced Mark Downing, 28, of West Terra Haute, Ind., will face two counts armed criminal action, in addition to two previous charges of first-degree assault.
Downing was arguing with a 30-year-old pregnant woman in the Road Ranger Truck Stop parking lot before allegedly stabbing her in the stomach.
The victim was immediately taken to the hospital where she was treated for a stab wound before delivering her child by cesarean section.
The victim was in her ninth month of pregnancy when the incident occurred.
Downing was arrested, charged and is currently being held in Pulaski County Jail on a $1 million bond.
Individuals cited in this report are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.