Adair County man arrested for assault with hammer

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at 8:02 p.m. CT, Deputy Joey Keith and Deputy Derek Padgett responded to River View Road, 10 miles east of Columbia, to a domestic assault in progress.

Upon arrival, deputies located a man on the porch of a residence, who had been in an altercation with another male and female at the residence. He struck the male with a hammer, and assaulted the female as well.

Deputies also observed that he had destroyed household items and property with the hammer. He was quickly taken into custody.

Anthony Antle was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of: Assault 2nd degree, Assault 4th degree domestic violence, Alcohol intoxication in a public place, and Criminal mischief 2nd degree.

The incident remains under investigation by the Adair County Sheriff’s Office.

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