Man facing criminal charges after stabbing in Ste. Genevieve

A Ste. Genevieve man is facing criminal charges after a man was found stabbed in trailer court late Wednesday evening.

Michael Zorumski, 29, of Terrace Heights Court faces Class A felony of assault 1st degree, unclassified felony of armed criminal action and Class A misdemeanor of assault 3rd degree domestic charges.

Officers were called around 11:10 p.m. Wednesday evening to Terrace Heights Court for a reported stabbing.

When officers arrived they found Stephen D. Gilmer semi-conscious lying in the road in front of a trailer. Officers say Gilmer was bleeding from a stab wound to his left chest and another cut to his right forearm.

Officers say Michael J. Smith and Jody Loness were holding pressure on Gilmer's cuts.

Abigail Johnson was standing in the road near Gilmer when officers arrived. She told officers Zorumski is her husband and they reside in a home in the trailer court.

According to the probable cause statement, Johnson told officers she and Zorumski got into an argument and he pushed her down. Police report that Gilmer then confronted Zorumski.

According to the statement, Johnson told officers after the confrontation Zorumski stabbed Gilmer with a knife.

Smith, a reported witness, told police Gilmer had bumped Zorumski's chest during the confrontation and the two started fighting.  Smith says he saw Zorumski pull a knife and stab Gilmer in the chest before running off, according to the probable cause statement.

Officers found Zorumski just after 12:30 in the morning Wednesday, walking on Linn Drive near Austin Street. Police say Zorumski's clothes had dry blood stains. After a search, police say they found a knife in his front pants pocket, according to the probable cause statement.

Zorumski was taken to Ste. Genevieve County Jail with bond set at $100,000.

Gilmer was treated by EMS at the scene and flown to a St. Louis hospital. Police say he is expected to make a full recovery.

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