On December 7, 2013 just before 2PM, the Joplin Police Department received an anonymous tip that Mark A. Thomas who is wanted for a First Degree Assault that occurred on October 30, 2013 at 3216 S. Grand, was at 730 S. Picher. Officers arrived in the area and they were able to take Mr. Thomas into custody without incident. Mr. Thomas was arrested on four Felony Warrants from Jasper and Newton County with a total bond of $202,500. Mr. Thomas is currently in custody in the Jasper County Jail.
The victim is currently not in the hospital, but is continuing with her recovery from the assault.