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UPDATED Police investigate stabbing

Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Wednesday in Farmington near First and Main Street.

Farmington Police Chief Rick Baker said they received a call at 5:09 p.m. for a domestic in progress in the 200 block of South Main St.

“Several officers arrived at the scene and upon arrival, witnesses stated the victim was still in the house,” Baker said. “The officers went in and observed a 31-year-old white male from Fredericktown who had been stabbed in the abdomen.”

Baker said EMS arrived and began treating the wound. The victim was then flown to Mercy Hospital-St. Louis. According to the St. Francois County Ambulance District, the man had a three to four-centimeter laceration with intestines sticking out but he was in stable condition. 

He said the witness told police that the suspect, Sara Renee Lightfoot, 26, had been arguing with the victim.

“It escalated into a physical assault when she grabbed the knife from the kitchen and stabbed the victim in the abdomen,” Baker said. “The renter of the residence was the witness and he also attempted to break up the fight.”

Baker said during an attempt to break the fight up the witness was cut on the right forearm and he refused treatment at the scene. 

“Lightfoot was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for dangerous drugs out of Clark County on a $35,000 bond,” Baker said. “She will also be charged with first-degree assault for stabbing the victim in the abdomen and second-degree assault for cutting the witness on the forearm and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.”

Baker said no one has determined what they were actually arguing about.



Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or

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