Grand Island Airport Manager Arrested for Assaulting Wife

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) -- The manager of the Central Nebraska Regional Airport has been arrested for assaulting his wife on the day she filed for divorce.

Bill Stovall turned himself in at the Hall County Jail Monday afternoon. Stovall, 56, was arrested for misdemeanor third-degree domestic assault and released on a $5,000 bond, records show.

Deputies were called to his home with wife, Kay Stovall for a domestic disturbance, said Hall County Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Rea. But Stovall had left before police arrived and later appeared at the station, Rea said.

Kay Stovall was listed as the victim of the assault but was uninjured, Rea said. She had filed for divorce in Hall County District Court on Monday, records show.

Calls to Bill Stovall's residence went unanswered Tuesday evening.

No charges had been filed as of Monday according to Mark Young, Hall County Attorney.

Stovall became airport manager in 1999. Ken Caldwell, board chairman of the Hall County Airport Authority, said he would handle the matter as a personal issue but would wait to speak with the board's attorney before making further decisions.


Information from: The Grand Island Independent