Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Preliminary hearing set for former Joplin man charged with choking woman

A January 28 preliminary hearing is scheduled in Boone County Circuit Court for a former Joplin resident charged with felony domestic assault.

Kolton M. Babb, 23, was working as a legislative assistant for Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar, at the time of his July 22 arrest. Babb allegedly placed a rag soaked with chemicals in a woman's mouth and choked her until she passed out.

A Columbia Tribune account of the arrest says Babb and the woman were talking about sex at about 4 a.m.when the alleged attack occurred.

A January 13 hearing is scheduled on Babb's request to have the conditions of his bond revised.

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