A Cabool man faces four felony charges and is held in the Texas County Jail on $750,000 bond after a Cabool Police Department investigation of an incident on Wednesday involving an alleged assault of a woman and drugs.
Andrew Mathews, 36, of Cabool, is charged with first-degree domestic assault, armed criminal action, possession of a controlled substance and delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a county jail.
A CPD officer reported that he and another officer responded at about 9:50 a.m. to a request for a well-being check at a Zimmerman Street residence where a caller said a woman could be heard yelling for help.
Upon the officers’ arrival, nobody answered the door and the woman’s pickup was not there. At about 11:50 a.m., the officers reportedly found her vehicle parked on Ozark Street and observed Mathews and her sitting inside.
Contact was made with Mathews and the alleged victim, and injuries to her face were observed. She reportedly told officers that Mathews has caused the injuries.
Mathews was then arrested for having two active traffic-related warrants, and taken to the CPD station. While there, he was searched and a plastic bag containing methamphetamine was reportedly found in a pocket of his pants.
During questioning, the woman stated that at about 4 a.m., Mathews had punched her, wrapped a curling iron cord around her neck and hit her hands with a flashlight. She was taken by ambulance for treatment at Texas County Memorial Hospital.
Mathews reportedly admitted to the assault before being taken to jail.