Two arrested after Newton girls assaulted with blow gun

Published On: Aug 08 2014 09:06:15 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 13 2014 05:51:36 PM CDT
NEWTON, Kan. -

Newton Deputy Chief Eric Murphy said Nastassja Mumford, 29, and Marcus Eveland, 32, were arrested Monday in connection with a blowgun attack that happened August 8.

Murphy said the case is expected to be presented to the district attorney's office on Thursday. 

Eveland was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and aggravated battery, while Mumford is held for obstructing an investigation.

Both have bonded out of jail.


Neighbors of Sand Creek in Newton say it's a great place to fish.

"People come down here and fish all the time," said Reyes Martinez who lives nearby. "They just go under the bridge because it's nice and shady down there."

That's what Newton Police said a man and a woman were doing between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. on July 27th when two girls upset them.

"The two juvenile females were swimming the creek when they angered an adult couple who was fishing nearby," stated a press release issued by the Newton Police Department.

It goes on to state that the 30 to 40 year old man started throwing objects at the girls in the water. Then went to go get his blow gun. He shot several darts at them, one of which hit the 14-year-old girl in the foot when she raised it to protect herself.

"It's kind of odd, usually the people who were fishing down here are pretty tolerant of the teenagers," said Martinez.  "So something like that is kind of crazy."

Police said the dart lodged 1.5 inches into the girls foot.

"It's crazy, I don't know why people do the things they do," said Marlin Satterfield, another neighbor.

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