No Charges in Weekend Stabbing

| March 20, 2013
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The Clay County Prosecutor’s Office has declined to file assault charges in connection to a stabbing at an Excelsior Springs apartment over the weekend.  The incident was reported shortly before 1:00 a.m. Saturday.  Police said one of two men, ages 17 and 22, entered an apartment in the 200 block of East Excelsior Street and began assaulting one of the occupants.  Investigators later determined that the occupant was the new boyfriend of one of the suspect’s ex-girlfriend.

During the course of the alleged assault, another male inside the apartment grabbed a knife and stabbed both of the suspects, according to police reports.  The two men were taken to Liberty Hospital.  Both are expected to survive.

The case was sent to the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office, but officials did not file charges because they believed the occupant acted in self-defense.  Other charges, including burglary, are still being considered.  No names have been released.

Information from the Excelsior Springs Police Department’s Facebook page

On 03-16-2013 at about 12:50 AM, the Excelsior Springs Police Department responded to a double stabbing in the 200 block of E. Excelsior Street. It was determined that two male subjects (age 17 and 22) had been stabbed multiple times after forcing their way into an apartment of a known acquaintance and assaulting one of the apartment occupants. A bystander inside the apartment stabbed the subjects in defense of the male that was being assaulted. All involved subjects were questioned the night of the occurrence and the knife that was used was recovered by Police. At this time, the investigation is ongoing, however assault charges have been declined by the prosecutor’s office against the subject that stabbed the two males inside the apartment. Other charges stemming from the incident may be filed in the near future. The two stabbed males suffered severe injuries and underwent emergency medical treatment the night of the incident. Both are believed to recover from their injuries.

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