Upon arrival, the officers made contact with a woman who stated that she had been assaulted by a live-in boyfriend, Joseph R. Hurt. The woman stated that Hurt began assaulting her on Sunday afternoon, continuing through Monday. The woman sustained moderate, non-life threatening injuries, and made the police report after Hurt had left the residence.
A warrant has been issued for Hurt on second-degree domestic assault, with a $25,000 cash-only bond. Hurt is NOT in custody at this time. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Cape Girardeau Police Department at 573-335-6621, the Cape Girardeau Crime Stoppers at 573-339-6312, or your local law enforcement agency.
Update: Hurt later turned himself in to the Cape Girardeau Police Department.