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Jefferson City man charged after allegedly hitting girlfriend with a golf club

A Jefferson City man was arrested Tuesday after police said he hit his girlfriend in the head with a golf club.

48-year-old Sylvester Vernell is charged with second degree domestic assault for the incident that happened on Case Avenue.

The victim’s head hit a door after the strike from the golf club, causing a cut to her forehead.

The victim said Vernell refused to let her leave the room to get treatment for her injuries.

Court documents said Vernell has two previous convictions for domestic assault.

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