Wright Co. Man Charged After Beating Woman with Hammer


WRIGHT COUNTY, Mo.– A Wright County man is currently in jail after police say he beat a woman with a hammer in the head and said he was going to kill her.

Randy Kuhn Jr. has been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and armed criminal action and is currently being held in jail with no bond.

According to the probable cause statement,  a Wright County Deputy Sheriff responded to a call of a woman with a reported head injury on Highway HH.

When the Deputy Sheriff arrived, he located the victim sitting inside her car  and “immediately noticed that (victim name redacted) had a serious injury above her right eye and I could see all the way to the skull.”

The victim told the Deputy Sheriff that Kuhn Jr. has hit her in the head with a hammer.

Law enforcement interviewed the victim later in a local hospital. She told them she woke up with Kuhn Jr. standing over her and said that he stated he was going to kill her because he was not going to prison( in a previous incident, Kuhn Jr. rammed the victim’s car using his own).

The Jr. would not stop until she was dead, so the victim collapsed. Kuhn Jr. then stopped and walked out of the home.

She stated she tried to dial 9-1-1 but the phone would not respond due to the amount of blood on her hands.

Law enforcement located Kuhn Jr. at his residence after a tip from the suspect’s father and took him into custody after hiding for several minutes outside of his residence.

While the suspect was being arrested and placed into the patrol car, Kuhn Jr. asked police how bad the victim’s injuries were. They informed him they were bad, he responded with ” they can’t prove I was at the house.”.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 16.

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