DNA collected from victim

Posted June 6, 2013 at 9:38 am

Cedar County deputies executed a search warrant to collect DNA evidence from a victim who was life lined to Mercy Hospital in Springfield in conjuction with an assault incident on Thursday, May 30, in the Cedar Springs area.

The victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was found beaten and lying in a ditch near Allison’s Convenience Store in El Dorado Springs

The suspect Aaron L. Atnip, 44, at 2845 S. 951 Rd., El Dorado Springs, was arrested and later released on bond.