In a report from Izard County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Charley Melton, on the morning of Feb. 14, Deputy Evan Jones was dispatched to a residence for a reported domestic violence incident.
Upon Deputy Jones’s arrival, he observed several spots of dried blood on the stones on the walkway and steps of the porch to the house. While talking with the persons inside the residence, it was learned that Joseph Copes (pictured), 45, of Mountain Home, had been staying with a female in a small building on the property, the report said.
Jones went to the small building where he made contact with the woman. When she opened the door, Jones observed that she had several injuries including her lower left eyelid was partially severed and folded down onto her cheek, the report noted. She also had blood about her face and neck.
Joseph Copes was charged with battery second-degree, a Class C felony. He is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on Feb. 23.
Copes also had a failure to appear warrant out of the Izard County District Court. He is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on March 4 on this warrant, the report said.
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