The Jasper County prosecutor’s office dropped the prosecution of a felony assault charge against a rural Joplin man Wednesday because of the victim’s unwillingness to testify against him.
Ronald W. Fischer, 40, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court on a charge of second-degree assault stemming from an alleged stabbing of Charles E. Nutter on July 28 at an address on North Black Cat Road. Associate Circuit Judge Richard Copeland instead dismissed the charge at the request of the prosecutor’s office.
A probable-cause affidavit written by a sheriff’s deputy alleges that Fischer stabbed Nutter in his rib cage with a kitchen knife, prompting Nutter to hit Fischer with a baseball bat.
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