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Woman charged with assault

FAIRMONT — A Truman woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Candace Lynn Stedman, 40, has been charged with one count of domestic assault, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On January 1, 2021, Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 2000 block of 200th Avenue in rural Truman for a welfare check. Upon arrival they observed a male party in the front driver’s seat of a truck parked on the property.

A deputy knocked on the window of the truck and the male party woke up. One of the deputies observed some dried blood on his lip and swelling on both sides of his head.

The deputy asked the man what had happended, and he indicated that he had been hit multiple times in the face by “Candace.” The man gave deputies permission to enter the house. When they went inside, the deputies observed Stedman lying on the couch.

Stedman then spoke with the deputies and indicated that she and the man had been arguing. When a deputy asked why the man had blood on his lip and swelling on both sides of his face, Stedman stated that the man was banging his head on the table. Deputies determined that the injuries were not consistent with the man banging his head on the table.

A review of Stedman’s criminal history shows a conviction for felony threats of violence in November of 2019 and a conviction for assault in the fifth degree in January of 2014.

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