Frank Benedetti

COLUMBIA, Mo.- The Columbia Police Department announced the arrest of suspect implicated in a double stabbing that took place Saturday, November 4, 2017, on Pimlico Drive.

Columbia Police officers were dispatched to the area at 8:46 p.m., Saturday, after Boone County Joint Communications received a call regarding a physical domestic with a weapon. The complainant reported two people had been stabbed.

Shortly after first responders located two victims with stab wounds in the 3700 block of Pimlico Drive. Columbia Police officers then arrested Frank D. Benedetti, 29, of Columbia, Mo., around 9:00 p.m.

According to the release, the investigation revealed Benedetti and the two male victims were engaged in a physical altercation. During the altercation, Benedetti used a cutting instrument to cause serious lacerations to the victims. One 24-year-old victim sustained lacerations to his arm and lower back. The second 24-year-old victim sustained a laceration to his abdomen.

Both victims were transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Benedetti is being charged with two counts of felony assault in the first-degree with bonds to be set by the court.