Clarinda man arrested Thursday night on assault charge


June 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports a 19-year old was arrested Thursday night on an assault charge. Brothers says Joseph Ray Azevedo, of Clarinda, was charged with Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse Assault, after officers responded to a 9-1-1 call, where a woman had been screaming for help from an apartment. When they arrived shortly after 8:30-p.m. at 114 West Washington Street officers discovered that an eighteen year old female living in one of the apartments had allegedly been physically assaulted by Azevedo, who she was living with.

The woman was not injured during the alleged assault, and did not seek or require medical attention. Azevedo was taken to the Page County Jail and held without bond pending an initial appearance before a Page County Magistrate. The incident was subsequently referred to the Page County Attorney’s Office for review.