Good Samaritans stop domestic attack on KC highway

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Police are praising three Good Samaritans who stopped a domestic assault along a busy Kansas City highway.

Police and court documents say a man was beating his wife near an exit from Interstate 70 at U.S. 40 when the three people stopped. They say the helpful motorists possibly saved the woman’s life.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1eEFQU3 ) the 31-year-old victim suffered a broken nose, broken facial bones, cuts and bruises in the beating Jan. 30. She told police her husband threatened to kill her and then himself. The man jumped in his car and escaped when the other drivers stopped but he was later arrested.

The suspect, 38-year-old Robert Tyus, was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and felonious restraint. Court records do not indicate if he has an attorney.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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