SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County prosecutors say an Ash Grove man brutalized his girlfriend in an attack that lasted for hours and included a knife, a gun and a can of apple pie filling.
Darrell Beetler is charged with four counts of felony domestic assault.  His girlfriend told police Beetler got mad and punched her, then started hitting her with a can of pie filling.  Police say Beetler also poked his girlfriend with a knife and had his teenage son load a rifle and bring it to him.

The woman says last month's attack lasted at least four hours.