Police: Argument between neighbors over trash can leads to baseball bat beating

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 9:35 PM

(KMOV) -- De Soto police have charged two people in connection with the assault of a woman in the 800 block of North 3rd Street.

Jacob Lee Kelley, 27, of De Soto, and Melinda Warden, 28, of De Soto, were charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action.

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Police say witnesses reported Kelly hit Christina Goebel, 33, of De Soto, in the head with a baseball bat during a dispute.

Investigators said t he confrontation between the neighbors was over a trash can.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is listed in critical condition with potentially life threatening injuries.

Kelley and Warden are being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

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