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Joplin Man Arrested After Saturday Standoff


 A Joplin man faces multiple charges after a standoff Saturday morning.

 The Joplin Police Department says an argument between two men led to the assault and the stealing of a firearm at 2124 South Sergeant Avenue. The standoff, which began at 11:00a.m., lasted for several hours between JPD’s SWAT Team and 40-year-old Donald Smith II. He was arrested just after 2:00 p.m.

 Charges include domestic assault in the 3rd degree, 1st degree robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest.

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