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Kenneth Vinson

Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:53 am

FORSYTH — An Omaha, Ark., man is facing two felony charges from an altercation earlier this month in Branson.

According to a probable cause statement from Taney County Sheriff’s deputies, Kenneth Vinson, 22, assaulted a 20-year-old woman at a mobile home.

The woman called police, and deputies made contact with her.

According to a probable cause statement, the woman had bruising around her eye and ear. She told police Vinson had thrown her down and kicked her in the head.

Police reportedly photographed the bruising on the victim’s ear, eye and arm.

According to court documents, police attempted to have Vinson exit his trailer, and, after being given permission from the victim, according to the probable cause statement, police opened the door.

“Vinson held onto the door, refusing to exit,” according to the probable cause statement.

The three deputies pulled the door open and grabbed Vinson by his arms, according to court documents.

“Vinson was very combative, continuing to resist and attempted to head-butt (one deputy) and kicked him in the abdomen and groin area,” according to the report.

Vinson has been charged with second-degree domestic assault, a class C felony, and resisting or interfering with arrest, a class D felony.

Police were seeking Vinson on another active warrant.

According to a separate probable cause statement, he went to Kirbyville residence in September and entered without being invited.

During a verbal altercation with one of the residents, Vinson reportedly shoved him, causing him to strike his head on a door and began bleeding from his mouth and nose, according to the probable cause statement.

Vinson was charged with first-degree trespassing, a class B misdemeanor, and third-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor, in that incident.

According to police, Vinson said the victim had stolen a computer game and video games from him.

When asked why he didn’t call police to report the stolen property, Vinson told police “he doesn’t call the cops,” according to the probable cause statement.

Police said, upon an inspection of the victim’s room, they were unable to discover any of the items Vinson said had been stolen.

The victim and his mother both said they did not invite Vinson into their home, according to the probable cause statement, but Vinson said he was invited inside to look for the items.

According to police, he admitted shoving the victim.

Vinson is being held in the Taney County Jail on a combined $22,500 cash or surety bond. The bonds are listed separate, at $20,000 on the February felony charges and $2,500 on the September 2012 charges.

A hearing on his felony charges is scheduled to be held Feb. 19, while a bond reduction hearing on his misdemeanor charges is scheduled for the same day.

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