Belmont police search for suspect in domestic violence incident

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Friday, January 12, 2018
BELMONT Police: Gun fired at domestic assault

Police are searching for a man who is believed to have been involved in a domestic violence incident that involved a gun shot.

Belmont police responded to a 6 a.m. report of an assault at Cycle Lane in Belmont, a private road located on private property. According to a press release, a neighbor heard a female yelling at a nearby residence and went to investigate. There, they encountered a male who allegedly had struck the woman multiple times with a baton or club.

Police say the neighbor fired a single round from a handgun he was armed with at the time during the encounter. After the shot was fired, the alleged male assailment fled in a vehicle. It is unclear whether he was struck by the bullet.

Police say the know who the alleged assailant is but did not identify him in the press release. As of Friday afternoon they had not located the individual.

The woman was taken to a local hospital and released after evaluation, according to the press release.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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Conway Flooding damages hospital computers

Authorities say flooding has damaged the Memorial Hospital computer data center, resulting in no access to electronic medical records.

Memorial Hospital said the water damage was caused by a frozen roof drain. It backed up water into the primary care practice and into the data center at its medical office building. The building also houses women’s health, diabetes, pulmonary, ophthalmology and optician services.

The hospital said Friday care locations were being relocated to other practices within the hospital campus not impacted by the water damage.

Associated Press