Suspect accused of stabbing man repeatedly during argument

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Friday, November 28 2014 Nov 28, 2014 Friday, November 28, 2014 10:03:00 AM CST November 28, 2014 in News
By: Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Police said Friday they've arrested a suspect in connection to a stabbing incident on Wilkes Boulevard early Friday morning. 

Officers arrested 66-year-old Samuel Monroe after an investigation into a call in the 500 block of Wilkes Boulevard just after 2:00 a.m. Friday. They said the investigation revealed Monroe and the 57-year-old victim were in a "physical argument" when Monroe grabbed a knife from his pocket and stabbed the victim repeatedly.

The report said the victim suffered several stab wounds to his stomach and back that are not life-threatening. Ambulances transported the victim to the hospital for his injuries. 

Monroe faces charges including first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon and was in jail as of Friday on $4,500 bond.

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