Woman stabbed at Cape La Croix Trail, 1 arrested

Woman stabbed at Cape La Croix Trail, 1 arrested

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A man is facing charges after a woman was stabbed on Cape La Croix Trail on Thursday evening, January 21.

Joshua J. May, 35, of Sikeston, is being held at the Cape Girardeau Police Department on charges of armed criminal action and second-degree assault. His bond was set at $100,000 cash.

According to police, the woman was stabbed around 5:20 p.m. at Cape La Croix Trail near the Blazin’ Car Wash in the 1300 block of Mt. Auburn.

Police responded to Cape Trail on Thursday evening, January 21.
Police responded to Cape Trail on Thursday evening, January 21. (Source: KFVS)

She had a small puncture wound in her back and was taken to an area hospital.

The victim state that she was walking on the trail when a male rode past her on a bike and hit her in the back with a sharp object.

Officers found the suspect riding his bike near Andy’s Frozen Custard on North Kingshighway and Hopper.

They said he did not cooperate with officers, but they were able to arrest him without injury.

A small weapon was found in the suspect’s pocket that may have been used in the assault.

The motive in the attack is unknown at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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