Scott County police find one man dead from apparent stabbing, suspect in custody

SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A stabbing in Scott County, Missouri led to the death of one man Thursday, Jan. 25.

The Scott County Sheriff Wes Drury reported one man dead and another in custody after a disturbance. 

Sheriff Drury said at 6:22 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to 158 MFA Road in reference to an assault.

When Deputies arrived on scene they located the victim, James Patrick Joyce II, 27, who had died from an apparent stab wound.

Gary Lee Venable, 33, of Benton, Missouri faces second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of weapon charges, according to the prosecuting attorney's office. Venable was taken into custody without incident at a neighbor's home. He was taken to the Scott County Jail pending formal charges.

The victim and the Venable are related, according to the prosecuting attorney's office. 

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday morning.

Venable is being held on a $200,000 cash or surety bond.

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