The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

August 26, 2013

Webb City man arrested on charges in stabbing case

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A Webb City man wanted for questioning in the stabbing of another man last week near Carthage was arrested Saturday in Kansas City and was transported back to Jasper County on Monday.

Alex “Paco” Martinez, 36, is charged with first-degree assault in the stabbing of Daniel D. Simmons, 25. Martinez remained in custody Monday night at the Jasper County Jail, with his bond set at $50,000 cash plus $50,000 cash or surety.

Simmons was stabbed three times with a pocketknife during an argument Wednesday afternoon at the victim’s address on South Country Club Road, according to Lt. Ron Thomas of the sheriff’s office. He was flown by medical helicopter to an unspecified area hospital for treatment of wounds described as serious.

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