A woman from Clever stands accused of beating another woman with a metal baton then threatening her with a handgun.
Audrey McAlister, 31, is scheduled to appear in court June 12. She was arrested March 11, posted bond March 18, then was arrested again May 9, for allegedly failing to abide by conditions of her bond. McAlister appeared before Associate Circuit Judge Doug Bacon May 15, and was allowed back out of the Christian County Jail.
McAlister was originally charged with first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. First degree assault is considered a class B felony under Missouri law, and is punishable by no less than five years and no more than 15 years in prison.
On March 9, a Christian County sheriff’s deputy responded to a home on Robison Road, where a woman reported that she had been attached after going on a date with a man and returning to his house. According to a probable cause statement, the man “let Audrey come over to pick up some of her things.”
The woman told a deputy that McAlister climbed out of a pickup truck and “started attacking her with a metal object.” The woman allegedly ran into the house. The man allegedly “removed Audrey from the residence,” at which time McAlister allegedly drew a gun.
According to the probable cause statement, McAlister drove south in her pickup truck and crashed it “just south of the residence in Stone County.” Stone County deputies contacted Christian County deputies to report the accident and to turn over McAlister to Christian County law enforcement agents.
The Christian County deputy wrote in the probable cause statement that he asked McAlister if she struck the woman “in the head with a baton,” to which McAlister allegedly replied, “H— yeah I did.”
McAlister reportedly denied threatening anyone with a firearm.
Stone County deputies found a 9mm Hi-Point pistol in McAlister’s vehicle. The Christian County deputy allegedly found a metal baton in the front yard of the home.