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A 32-year-old Festus man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting one of his family members twice on Monday (June 22), Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis said.

The suspect reportedly struck the victim, a 45-year-old Festus man, in the head with a bottle and later stabbed him with a knife, Lewis said.

Both incidents occurred at a home on Scenic Lane in Festus, Lewis reported.

He said the suspect turned himself in to the Festus Police at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning (June 23).

“We arrested the 32-year-old) for assault, third degree, for allegedly stabbing a person,” Lewis said. “The victim said that earlier in the day the suspect had hit him in the head with a bottle.”

He said the victim had a laceration from being struck with the bottle, and one of his friends took him for medical treatment.

Lewis said after the victim was treated for the cut, the friend took him back to the home on Scenic Lane, where once again the suspect allegedly assaulted him, using a knife to stab him.

“He had a non-life threatening injury from the knife,” Lewis said.

“At approximately 3:45 p.m. officers responded to the 1300 block of Hill Road in reference to the domestic assault involving a knife,” Lewis said.

He said he did not believe the victim sought medical treatment for the knife wound.

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