JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton has been charged with second-degree assault on a woman.
The 42-year-old Republican is named in a complaint filed Monday at Scott County Circuit Court in southeast Missouri.
The complaint alleges that on Nov. 15, Jetton hit the woman on the head and choked her into unconsciousness.
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Jetton did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Jetton was elected speaker of the Missouri House in 2005. He left the House after the 2008 session because of term limits and now works as a consultant.
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