Two Stabbed, Two Face Felony Charges

McDonald County Press - - COUNTY/STATE - Megan Davis McDon­ald County Press

Two peo­ple are re­cov­er­ing from knife wounds and two oth­ers face felony charges fol­low­ing a stab­bing last week.

Around 11:15 a.m. Fri­day, McDon­ald County 911 re­ceived re­port of a pos­si­ble stab­bing. The vic­tim was said to be at the State Farm In­sur­ance build­ing at the in­ter­sec­tion of U.S. High­way 71 Busi­ness and EE High­way.

Au­thor­i­ties lo­cated the vic­tim, iden­ti­fied as Scott Stoufer, and spoke briefly with him while he was tended to by paramedics. Be­fore Stoufer was trans­ported to a hos­pi­tal in Jo­plin, he was able to pro­vide the sus­pect’s first name and lo­ca­tion where the in­ci­dent oc­curred.

He also told au­thor­i­ties about another in­jured per­son. Deputies in­formed dis­patch, who in turn be­gan con­tact­ing lo­cal hos­pi­tals to no­tify them of a sec­ond vic­tim.

The sec­ond vic­tim, Nicole Bishop, was found af­ter ad­mis­sion to a hos­pi­tal in Neosho. Au­thor­i­ties took her state­ment as well.

Ac­cord­ing to McDon­ald County Sher­iff Michael Hall, both vic­tims are alive. At the time of pub­li­ca­tion, Bishop had been re­leased from the hos­pi­tal.

Hall said that the sus­pect, Alan Tucker, was found in Neosho and taken into cus­tody with­out is­sue. He faces two counts of class B felony as­sault in the first­de­gree and two counts of armed crim­i­nal ac­tion.

Stoufer said the stab­bing hap­pened at John Hen­son’s prop­erty on Tick Ridge Road, a ru­ral area just north of Pineville, ac­cord­ing to Hall’s re­port. Law en­force­ment se­cured and searched the house where the crime scene was dis­cov­ered and pro­cessed.

Hall said ap­prox­i­mately 20 mar­i­juana plants were found grow­ing both in­side and out­side the res­i­dence. A ri­fle was also lo­cated within the home.

Hen­son was charged with man­u­fac­tur­ing a con­trolled sub­stance and un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a firearm.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

Hall said the stab­bings do not ap­pear to be drug-re­lated.

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