The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

December 14, 2012

Carthage police investigate stabbing

The Joplin Globe

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carthage police and other law enforcement officials are searching for two men after a stabbing in the 500 block of North Main Street on Thursday.

A 31-year-old man told police he was walking in the area shortly after 6 p.m. when two men walked up to him and one stabbed him in the abdomen. Police described the injury as a small cut. The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

The two men fled on foot, police said, and the only description the victim could provide was that one of them was wearing a flannel shirt.

Officers with the Carthage Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri Highway Patrol searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Carthage police are continuing to investigate the assault and anyone with information is asked to call the department at 237-7200.