Monett Police are continuing their investigation into a assault in Monett on Sunday, Oct. 14.
According to a department spokesperson, a 51-year-old man from Purdy was hitchhiking on Highway 60 around 10 a.m. on Sunday. Two cars stopped. Persons in the first car, whom the victim was acquainted, got out and assaulted him.
A woman in the second car witnessed the assault and confirmed the account to officers. She transported the victim from the Walmart parking lot to Cox Monett Hospital for treatment.
The spokesperson said the victim did not know the full names of his assailants. The case remains under investigation.