Man stabbed Wednesday night in Sikeston

Friday, May 2, 2008

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating a Wednesday night stabbing.

At approximately 9:20 p.m., DPS received a 911 call stating a 33-year-old male had been stabbed outside his home at 503 Cole St.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Dennis Banks, with a one-inch puncture wound to the upper right side of his chest.

The suspect, who was described as being a heavy-set black male with braided hair wearing dark clothing, reportedly fled the scene on foot.

"There was no reason given last night (for the assault)," said Capt. John Martin of DPS on Thursday. "It's still under investigation."

Banks was flown by Air Evac helicopter to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. His condition was unknown as of press time Thursday.

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