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Arrest Warrant Issued For Assaulting Joplin Blogger

Here’s an update to a story News Talk KZRG has been following.  Joplin Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Springfield man for allegedly assaulting a local blogger. You’ll remember on Monday (9/11), Randy Turner, author of “The Turner Report”, was punched in the face at his home. Joplin Police Captain Trevor Duncan tells News Talk KZRG detectives have a suspect.
“Our detectives have developed probable cause to arrest Christopher Alred, who’s 31.  24 hours later (after the warrant was issued Tuesday), he has not been arrested and we know that he frequents our area, but he also frequents the Springfield area.”
The day before the assault, Turner wrote that Alred is facing statutory sodomy charges for having sex with an underage girl who he was supervising at a Joplin restaurant.
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