Travis L. Nelson, 26, of Osage Beach was arrested Friday night on a charge of third degree domestic assault.


Travis L. Nelson, 26, of Osage Beach was arrested Friday night on a charge of third degree domestic assault.

A caller to the Osage Beach Police Department reported that a black Dodge Durango was parked outside of a business. The witnesses stated that an adult female occupant attempted to exit the vehicle and that Nelson yanked her back inside the SUV. The caller said that it appeared that Nelson used his fists to strike the woman in the back of the head.

The caller described Nelson and the vehicle after he drove away. Within a few minutes, an officer saw the vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 54. The officer pulled alongside the vehicle and recognized Nelson from the description. He also noticed a woman inside who was crying and distraught. There were also children in the vehicle.

The officer stopped the vehicle and took Nelson into custody. He has been charged with one count of third degree domestic assault.

The woman’s injuries substantiated the witnesses’ claims and were moderate. She received information on Citizens Against Domestic Violence and the services the organization provides.

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