A northwest Missouri man is accusing of splashing boiling water on another man during an argument causing severe burns.
Alfred Hyatt Jr., 57 of Ludlow is charged in Livingston County with a felony of first-degree assault.
According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Thursday around 6:15 p.m. deputies responded to a home in Ludlow in reference to an assault. Sheriff Steve Cox said the alleged victim was a mentally disabled man that was at home with the mother’s boyfriend when an argument took place between the two men.
“Allegedly the suspect made a racial slur and the victim punched the suspect. The suspect reportedly then took a pot of boiling water and splashed it on the victim,” Cox said.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of what was described as at least second-degree burns. Cox said the victim was then referred to the KU Burn Center for additional treatment.
Hyatt is being held on $100,000 cash only bail in the Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail . A court date was not yet listed on online documents.