One man was arrested over the weekend after a violent attack sent a Clinton, MO woman to the hospital.

Clinton Police say officers were called to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Emergency Room just after midnight on Saturday night. They made contact with a severely injured woman who had been the victim of a violent assault in her home located on the east side of Clinton.

After speaking with the victim and investigating at the woman’s home, Clinton Police reportedly learned the woman had met a man online and started a relationship with him. The man, from the Chicago area, came to Clinton to visit the victim. While at her house they became involved in an argument and the man allegedly stabbed her several times with a knife and a pair of scissors and then strangled her.

Authorities say the woman played dead and when she saw an opportunity, attempted to run outside to escape her attacker. The man, identified as 39-year old Michael A. Pullums, of Country Club Hills, IL, caught her behind the residence and beat her with a metal chair.

When Pullums heard sirens from a passing ambulance, he stopped the attack and loaded the woman into her own vehicle, dropping her at the emergency room and telling staff that they had been robbed.

The man then reportedly left the hospital driving the woman’s vehicle.
A few hours later, Warren County, MO deputies arrested Pullums, who was still driving the victim’s vehicle back to Illinois and still covered in the victim’s blood.

Pullums was served a warrant for 1st Degree Domestic Assault with serious physical injury.

Pullums bond was set at $100,000.

He will be transported back to Henry County where he will be incarcerated in lieu of bond. The victim was transported to a Kansas City area hospital for treatment.

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