Two Stabbed, Two Face Felony Charges
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.