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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Charges pending in blow gun assault

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  • The Newton Police Department released the names of two adults arrested in connection with an assault against two teen girls by suspects who allegedly used a blowgun.
    Two people have been arrested. Marus Eveland, 32, was arrested for aggravated battery and aggravated assault. Nastassja Mumford, 29, was arrested for obstruction of the investigation. Both await charges filed by the county attorney's office.
    According to police, the incident happened in the evening of July 26 when two girls — one age 12 the other 14 — were swimming in Sand Creek between the 1500 block of North Main and the railroad bridge to the east of Main Street. An adult couple who were fishing the creek in that area threw objects at the girls before using a blow gun to launch darts at the teens. One of the darts struck a 14 year old in the foot as she attempted to block the dart. According to the police, the dart penetrated about one and a half inches into the teen's foot.

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