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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Suspect stable, police say

  • The condition of a man who was stabbed after allegedly breaking into another man's apartment has been upgraded to stable, authorities said Friday.
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  • The condition of a man who was stabbed after allegedly breaking into another man's apartment has been upgraded to stable, authorities said Friday.
    Lt. David Kennedy with the Neosho Police Department said the 28-year-old suspect remains in Freeman West's intensive care unit, but his condition has improved from critical to stable. The man's name has not been released.
    At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Neosho police responded to a 911 call at 116 N. High, Apt. 5, regarding a possible stabbing. The caller, whose identity Friday was confirmed as Jeff Heathman, said he had stabbed a man who had broken into his home and assaulted him. Heathman was brought in for questioning, but not placed into custody.
    Later, officers were sent to Freeman Neosho Hospital where the suspect went for treatment of the stab wound.
    Kennedy told the Daily News that officers interviewed the 28-year-old twice at the hospital, adding that the suspect's statements confirmed the statements Heathman made to police.
    Kennedy said reports on the incident have been completed and sent to Newton County Prosecutor Jake Skouby's office for review.

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