Stabbing suspect behind bars

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One man is behind bars and another is in the hospital following an argument that ended in a stabbing Sunday night.
The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the cause of the argument, but it is believed that alcohol played a role in the fight, according to Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap.
According to information from the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect allegedly stabbed another man in the neck during a physical altercation with the victim at the victim’s residence in the 1200 block of Route Z. Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene at 10:30 p.m. Sunday and found the victim with a “serious” stab wound to the neck. The man was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield and is now in stable condition.
“The wound was serious enough to believe that we needed to bring in some people to help us with the crime scene, but after he got to the hospital in Springfield, they were able to get him stabilized,” Millsap said.
A Laclede County Deputy arrested the suspect after his car was spotted in Lebanon. As of press time Monday afternoon, the suspect has not been charged but is being held in the Laclede County Jail on probable cause for first degree assault.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Lebanon Police Department assisted in the investigation, according to the LCSO.


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