A fight that started at a busy intersection in Farmington has put one man in the hospital and resulted in criminal charges for both the men involved.
Police say that the altercation started at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when one man spotted the other sitting at the intersection of Potosi Street and Karsch Blvd.
The man had been sitting in a nearby parking lot. He approached the vehicle aggressively and punched the driver in the nose, who then pulled a knife. The driver stabbed his assailant in the side under the left arm and drove away.
A relative took the stabbing victim to Parkland Hospital. He has since been transported by helicopter to St. John’s Medical Center for further treatment. His condition was unknown at press time.
Meanwhile, a St. Francois County Sheriff’s Deputy had heard the radio traffic about the stabbing. He spotted the suspect’s vehicle at the intersection of Karsch and Washington. The man driving the car was taken into custody without incident.
He was processed and jailed pending charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action. Bond was set at $100,000.
The man who punched him will also be facing charges. Police plan to file third degree assault charges against him for instigating the incident.