Man allegedly hits friend with beer

James Steele

A Northeast Missouri man is behind bars after an altercation with a friend. According to court papers, James Steele, 35, of Kirksville was consuming alcohol with a friend when the conversation took a wrong turn. Steele allegedly struck the victim in the face with a full can of beer and then his fist, causing the need for stitches. Steele is being held in the Adair County Jail on $25,000 cash only bond, charged with second degree assault, a class C felony.