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Two Jefferson City women charged with multiple crimes after Saturday morning fight

Jefferson City Police Department
Jefferson City Police Department


Two Jefferson City women face multiple charges after an alleged large fight with several other women on Saturday morning.

A Cole County prosecutor has charged Janiya Rucker, 18, and Tawanna Jullous, 34, with second-degree assault, armed criminal action and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Janiya Rucker

Jefferson City police responded on Saturday morning to the 700 block of Walsh Street about a physical disturbance with a hammer involving several women.

Officers reportedly found and talked with the victim who was covered in blood and bleeding from the mouth because one of her teeth had been knocked out. The victim said that she and her son had been assaulted.

A witness in the neighborhood showed officers a video of the incident. The witness reportedly identified Jullous as the one that used the hammer in the assault, according to the probable cause statement.

Police then spoke to people on the block and arrested Rucker after authorities say she had pepper spray from the victim on her face, according to the court records.

Tawanna Jullous

Both women do not have a defense attorney listed, according to online court records.

Both women were taken to the Cole County Jail where both were given $20,000 bond. Both women posted bond.

Rucker was arraigned on Tuesday and Jullous has a criminal setting scheduled for August 23, according to online court records.

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