Sikeston Man Faces Felony after Hitting Girlfriend

A Sikeston man faces a felony assault charge after allegedly striking his pregnant girlfriend in the face. At 10:18 a.m. June 19, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of William Street in reference to a disturbance, officials say. Upon arrival to the residence, the officer made contact with the 18-year-old female who said she and her boyfriend, whom she identified as Mickeal Shayvonte McCray, 27, of Sikeston, had gotten into an argument because she found out he was cheating on her. The woman, who is four months pregnant, said she went to approach McCray about the situation and he allegedly became argumentative. The woman said McCray snatched a cell phone from her hands and then allegedly punched her in the right side of the face twice with a closed fist. The officer said the woman’s right eye did appear to have some swelling around it. The alleged victim stated she did not wish to press charges against McCray, whom she has been in a relationship with for nearly two years, and signed a prosecution refusal form stating it was just confusion. The officer then made contact with McCray who said he and his girlfriend were in an argument because she thought he was cheating on her. McCray said he did snatch the cell phone out of her hand, but he did not hit her in the face.McCray was charged through the Scott County Court with one count of felony second degree domestic assault, according to online court records. Bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety, and he is to have no contact with the victim or victim’s property.


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