The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced today that on May 4, 2012 Raymond L. Carty III, dob: 7/30/1979 of Ozark, Missouri, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Mark Orr to five (5) years in the Department of Corrections. Mr. Carty was found guilty by a jury of the class C felony of domestic assault in the second degree following a jury trial that was held March 19-20, 2012. The trial was presided over by the Honorable Mark Orr.
On May 6, 2011, officers were dispatched to a location in Ozark, Christian County, Missouri for a domestic disturbance. Officers made contact with victim who was standing in the front yard of the residence. She stated that she and her live-in boyfriend had been arguing and that while she was standing at the sink in her kitchen the defendant picked up a boiling pot of water and poured it onto her neck and shoulders. The victim was treated for first and second degrees burns at a local hospital. The victim endured severe pain for many weeks as a result of her injuries and has suffered permanent scarring.
The range of punishment for a class C felony is one (1) day to seven years (7) incarceration and/or a fine up to $5000.