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Cave City man arrested in Desha after altercation

A Cave City man was arrested and charged with third-degree domestic battery earlier this week.

Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Tate was called to the Desha Flash Market concerning a domestic altercation. He found a female crying and appearing to just have been in a physical altercation. Two witnesses told authorities that while traveling on Heber Springs Road, they saw a man and woman in the Survival Flight parking area fighting with each other with the male throwing the female to the ground.

Tate said the altercation began in the couple’s vehicle over the man, 28-year-old Bobby Joe Moser, leaving the woman’s — Melzina Duran — child under a neighbor’s care while he came and got him after work.

Duran became upset because Moser did not notify her of what he was doing. Tate said witnesses and Duran confirmed that Moser was very aggressive, throwing Duran about in the vehicle and then hitting and shoving her face up against their vehicle’s windows.

She managed to get away and run to the Desha Flash Market where the witnesses took her inside. The witnesses said Moser followed her in their vehicle, yelling for her to get back in the SUV. Moser then left the area and was later picked up by another officer.
Meanwhile, Duran was taken to the White River Medical Center for injuries suffered in the altercation.

Moser was charged with felony domestic battery of a household member and was placed under a $25,000 bond. A detailed report was completed by Det. Shay Moore and forwarded to the prosecuting attorney, who filed the Independence County Circuit Court charges.

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