Danny Ray Jones, 27, was arrested and charged with the Class C felony of second degree assault.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in a Stoddard County court by Dexter Police Det. Cory Mills, at 7:28 a.m. Officer John Moore was called to an alleyway behind the 200 block of East Stoddard in reference to an unconscious male.
The subject was found with swelling in both eyes and on the left side of his face. He stated he had been assaulted by Jones and another unknown male subject.
After being transported to Missouri Southern Healthcare, the victim noted that his cellular telephone and wallet containing $300 were missing.
Moore stated that there were two areas of dried blood on the pavement where the victim was found.
Other areas of blood were located on the way to Walnut St. where a red handkerchief and a blue lighter, believed to belong to the victim, were found.
He was later transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau where he was treated for eye injuries and facial contusions.
On Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, Mills interviewed Jones. Jones reportedly admitted during the interview that he punched the victim twice with a closed fist. He stated that the second punch had knocked the victim unconscious and his face hit the concrete.
Jones stated that prior to the fight, the victim had made a "pass" at Jones's wife in the alley. He said that when he confronted the victim, he had taken a swing at Jones, hitting him on the top of the head.
Jones said the victim appeared intoxicated and said he did not offer him medical assistance after the assault.
Jones was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and pled guilty in court on Aug. 23. He was sentenced to serve five years of probation with a special stipulation that he pay restitution for the medical expenses incurred by the victim.