RAY COUNTY, MO – A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning in the continuation of a Ray County case alleging assault against a Lawson man.

Prosecutors allege Richard D. Almond, 19, struck a victim with a hatchet-style weapon during a fight. Almond is charged with with assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. The hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.