Caruthersville teen assaulted, one behind bars

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) - A Caruthersville teen was treated for injuries at a Pemiscot County hospital after he said he was assaulted by several people.

The 16-year-old told police he was beaten up on the 200 block of East 12th street. Officers then arrested 18-year-old Claude Taylor of Caruthersville. Taylor is being held in the Pemiscot County Justice Center on a $529.50 cash only bond.

Several other suspects have been identified in the assault and charges are pending through the Caruthersville Police Department and the Pemiscot County Juvenile Office.

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