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Missouri police chief allegedly struck wife in head with hammer

(The AEGIS Alliance) – A western Missouri police chief was jailed after he purportedly struck his wife with a hammer and knocked her unconscious a week ago.

29-year-old Holden Police Chief Trenton Neal presumably assaulted his spouse on the evening of Tuesday, March 30, according to FOX 4 KC.

Neal’s other half informed detectives that he struck the left side of her head with a mounting hammer. She was apparently briefly knocked unconscious.

When she awoke, she was all alone. She stated she called her close friend who then called the police, court documents show.

The woman had “obvious swelling on her cheek and a 2-inch bruise just below her temple,”

She informed detectives Neal purportedly grabbed her by her neck and then pushed her head right into a wall surface, then got hold of the hammer as she attempted to hide in their garage. 

An investigator asked Neal exactly how his partner became bruised, who stated he had “no idea.”

The conflict occurred over some keys, KMBC reported.

Trenton Neal said to detectives that he and his spouse went out to a bar for her birthday celebration, after that they picked up their kid en route to their house.  Neal stated he put their kid to bed and then went to sleep.

In court records, Neal’s partner stated he “has a history of abusing her,” and has also “assaulted her multiple times each month over the past two years.”

The woman stated she is afraid that she could lose her child and is also concerned Neal “will harm her or kill her if she seeks help,” court documents reveal.

The case is currently under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Neal was locked up in the Johnson County Jail for a third-degree domestic assault charge. He was apparently put on administrative leave throughout the investigation. He is due to appear in court on April 7.

Trenton Neal was made the Holden police chief in 2019.

Kyle James Lee – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Kyle James Lee

Majority Owner of The AEGIS Alliance. I studied in college for Media Arts, Game Development. Talents include Writer/Article Writer, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Web Design and Development, Video Production, Social Media, and eCommerce.

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