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Man arrested after alleged dispute

Staff report

A man arrested Tuesday in Calloway County faces charges after an alleged assault.

Roy Allen Thompson, 33, of Almo was taken to the Calloway County Jail after police say he was involved in a physical altercation with a woman at a residence on Lovers Lane.

Thompson allegedly came to the home at 9:31 a.m. last Saturday and demanded to be let into the residence. The victim refused and told Thompson she was going to call the police. Thompson kicked in the door, pushed the victim aside and proceeded to the bedroom, sheriff William Marcum said in a news release.

In what police say was an attempt to get Thompson out of the home, the victim tried to throw some of Thompson's personal items out the door. Thompson became upset and assaulted the victim with his fist, police said. The victim then grabbed a hammer and swung it at Thompson, striking a bottle he was carrying, Marcum said.

Police say this upset Thompson further, and he poured the contents of the bottle on the victim, causing second-degree burns. She was then forced to sit in the residence for an hour while Thompson searched it. The victim eventually talked Thompson into letting her use the phone to call her mother. She called 911 instead, Marcum reported.

Thompson had already left the scene when deputies arrived. Members of the victim's family took her to the Murray-Calloway County Hospital for treatment. The Calloway County District Court issued an arrest warrant for Thompson for first-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, and third-degree terroristic threatening.

The sheriff's office posted a picture of Thompson on social media on Tuesday, asking for the public's help in locating the suspect. The office received several tips in response. With the help of the Murray Police Department, the sheriff's office went to a residence in Riviera Courts, north of Murray, and arrested Thompson without incident, Marcum said.

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