Authorities are searching for two people who purportedly were involved in a domestic assault early Monday morning in the Midway area, the Baxter County sheriff's office said in a statement.
Around 5:52 a.m., a caller told police that 29-year-old Robert Finch had kicked in the front door of a residence at 7158 Highway 126 N. No. 7, according to the news release. The caller said that Finch struck his 26-year-old wife, Delores, in the head with a crow bar, forced her into a vehicle and left in an unspecified direction.
When officers arrived at the residence, the release states, they found evidence supporting that an "act of violence" had occurred there. Officers believe the Finches are traveling in a white 1996 Mercury Marquis with the handicapped license plate no. 248226.
Robert Finch was last seen wearing a gray dress shirt and blue jeans, and Delores Finch was wearing a blue tank top and grey sweatpants, the release states. The Finches have had several addresses in Baxter County and have ties to Wright County in Missouri, according to police.
Those with information about the couple's whereabouts are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division in the Baxter County sheriff's office at 870-425-7000.