Poplar Bluff Police were dispatched Tuesday to a residence in the 1900 block of Wilson street in response to an assault complaint. Matthew Jenkins reported that he came home to find his parents, Carl and Vicki Jenkins, had been severely beaten. Vicki Jenkins was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center. Carl Jenkins was taken to St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Both were listed in critical condition. The Butler County Major case squad arrested Matthew Jenkins on two counts of domestic assault in the first degree and he is set to be arraigned today before Judge John Howard Bloodworth in Butler County Court.
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