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Scott City man accused of hitting amputee with hammer

Dustin Timothy Smith (Source: Scott City PD) Dustin Timothy Smith (Source: Scott City PD)

The Scott City, Missouri Police Department says a man is facing a number of charges after a reported assault on Dec. 28.

Dustin Timothy Smith, 27, of Scott City, has been charged with assault 1st degree, armed criminal action, robbery 1st degree, and burglary 1st degree.

According to police, Scott City officers responded to 2800 Woodland on Dec. 28 around 7 a.m. for an assault.

When officers arrived they found victim with a number of facial injuries. Medical personnel treated the victim's injuries.

The victim told police Smith had been at the victim's home doing laundry.

The victim then told officers that Smith became agitated about money and property he said was missing.

Smith was told to leave, but refused.

Police say Smith hit the victim with a hammer and another metal object.

The victim was unable to immediately call for assistance due to being an amputee and had been removed from his motorized wheelchair.

Before leaving the home the victim said that Smith stole some medicine.

Smith was later taken into custody after a call for medical assistance.

Police were told the call was in regards to a person with possible hypothermia, and it may be Smith.

When police officers arrived on scene, they identified Smith and took him into custody.

Smith refused medical treatment and was taken to the Scott City Jail.

Smith later told police he had hidden under an abandoned trailer and had been exposed to the cold for most of the day.

Smith was being held on a $10,000 cash only bond.

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