Slater man faces assault charge for October incident

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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A 43-year-old Slater man has been charged with third-degree assault in regard to an incident that occurred in Marshall last October.

According to unofficial online court documents, a warrant was issued for Daniel Lee Hamblen on May 28. His bond was set at $15,000 cash only.

A probable cause statement filed with the Saline County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office stated a victim claimed he was assaulted by Hamblen and Deseray Heyer on Oct. 3, 2020, due to him not wishing to partake in drinking alcohol. He reported that Hamblen hit him twice in the face, and Heyer grabbed his hoodie and ear then dragged him to the woods before she hit him. The victim stated Hamblen then told Heyer to go get his “piece,” believing that to mean a gun.

The probable cause statement reports a witness saw Heyer grab the victim and drag him to the woods. A second witness stated Hamblen hit him twice.

Unofficial online court documents state a confined docket hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, June 9.

Heyer has not been charged regarding this incident. However, a plea/trial setting is scheduled for Monday, June 21, for assault charges against Heyer in which she allegedly punched a woman in the face last August — dislocating her jaw — because she believed the woman was sleeping with Hamblen, her boyfriend. There is also a plea/trial setting scheduled that day regarding charges against Heyer for abandonment of a corpse.

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.

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