- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A southwestern Missouri father and son are accused of using axe handles in the attack of a 17-year-old.

The 42-year-old father is charged in Barry County with first degree-assault, armed criminal action and first-degree property damage. His 16-year-old son also faces the assault and armed criminal action counts.

Sheriff Mick Epperly tells KYTV of Springfield (https://bit.ly/1CPiTpB) that while suspecting the alleged victim of stealing fuel from his farm, the father invited him over on Feb. 9 to help cut wood.

Authorities allege that after the 17-year-old arrived, the older man and his son pummeled the visitor with axe handles, breaking his legs and nose.

The alleged victim managed to drive 15 miles to the hospital.

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Information from: KYTV-TV, https://www.ky3.com


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