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Crime & Courts

August 22, 2013

Suspect sought in stabbing near Carthage

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A Webb City resident is being sought for questioning in the stabbing of another man Wednesday afternoon near Carthage, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department.

Alex “Paco” Martinez, 36, is suspected of having stabbed an acquaintance during an argument sometime before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1581 S. Country Club Road, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Martinez remained at large Thursday and should be considered armed and dangerous, the statement said.

The victim, who was stabbed three times, was flown by medical helicopter to an unspecified local hospital with wounds described as serious. His name was being withheld pending an opportunity for investigators to interview him, according to Capt. Derek Walrod of the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call 417-359-9100 or 417-781-TIPS.


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