Woman arrested, charged with assault of two others

Thursday, April 7, 2011 | 6:07 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Police arrested a Columbia woman accused of assaulting her husband and stealing from him Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at 8:41 a.m. Wednesday at 4130 Lenoir St.

A man and his female companion told police the man's 26-year-old estranged wife assaulted them, Columbia Police Department Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said. The man and his female companion were staying at a friend's house. The friend was not present.

The 37-year-old man said he opened the door after his wife knocked, then she pushed her way in and refused to leave. The man said his wife struck him in the face, leaving scratches on his upper lip and shoulder and broke his cell phone into pieces. The estranged wife also threw the man's shoes in a nearby lagoon, Stroer said.

The man's 22-year-old female companion told police the woman also stole her purse, jacket and boots and broke some of her CDs. The companion also said the woman punched her in the left eye, Stroer said.

Tara Dawn Scott, of 1900 Prathersville Road, was charged with third-degree assault, first-degree burglary, stealing, second-degree property damage and second-degree domestic assault

Scott was being held at the Boone County Jail on $17,000 bond.

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