A Kirksville man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly using an ax to strike a woman multiple times Friday night.

A Kirksville man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly using an ax to strike a woman multiple times Friday night.

Alidor Sita Masingo, 35, has been charged with a class A felony of domestic assault in the first degree, and a felony of armed criminal action. 

He is being held in the Adair County Detention Center on a $150,000 cash-only bond. 

Law enforcement and emergency responders received a 911 call around 11 p.m. Friday, with reports of “a large amount of blood” present at the scene on the 200 block of E. Scott Street.

Officers found the victim in the street. Witnesses helped identify Masingo as the attacker.

Court documents state a witness was inside his home when he heard screaming outside. When the witness looked outside he saw Masingo holding an ax above his head, struggling with a woman while children around them were yelling for help.

The witness instructed another person to call 911 while he and another individual rushed outside and overpowered Masingo. They held him to the ground until law enforcement arrived and placed Masingo under arrest.

The suspect later told police that the victim, his wife, “does bad things to him” and their children. He told police they were having an argument when she grabbed the ax and struck him in the shoulder with a blunt side. The report says he told police he took the ax from her and then struck her multiple times.

The victim was taken to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. after sustaining “life-threatening injuries,” police said. She was in critical but stable condition Saturday and upgraded to fair condition Monday.

No court dates have been set.