Marshall man taken into custody after domestic dispute

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Marshall man was taken into custody over the weekend after a domestic dispute.

According to a Saline County Sheriff’s Department report, Cole S. Scott, 18, of Marshall, was taken into custody Sunday, Aug. 5, and charged with a class E felony for domestic assault - third degree, and a class A misdemeanor for domestic assault - fourth degree - first or second offense.

A probable cause statement indicates officers arrived at a residence on Kite Avenue and met with one of the victims, who said Scott had assaulted him after he told Scott not to drink alcohol that was in a cabinet.

The report states the victim told Scott to stop, which is when he got mad, banging furniture around and pushing him.

The first victim allegedly stated Scott struck him in the face with his fist. The victim then put Scott in a headlock and took him outside to calm down. Scott then reportedly pushed a second victim down, who was identified as a 75-year-old male.

According to the victims’ statements, the altercation continued, resulting in injuries and damage to glasses and a door.

According to the statement, Scott allegedly admitted to hitting the first victim in the face with a pillow, striking the first victims’ face, and to shoving the second victim.

Editor’s note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.