MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
An Audrian County man is in custody after an hours-long search in Montgomery County.
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 33-year-old David James Glispie Jr., of Mexico, Missori, was taken into custody as of 10:15 a.m. after he was accused of stabbing another person.
He was later charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action. An initial court appearance is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Montgomery County Courthouse. He is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail, according to court documents.
Deputies responded to an apartment complex at 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday to assist the Montgomery City Police after a report of a domestic assault, according to a post on Facebook.
The victim was found by deputies between two apartments covered in blood, according to the probable cause statement. The deputy stated in court documents that they saw a large amount of blood forming a trail from the victim's apartment. The victim allegedly confirmed Glispie's identity to law enforcement.
Witnesses allegedly told deputies they saw Glispie check on the victim while they were on the ground and then "gleefully shouting and cheering that the victim was dead," the statement says. The statement says the two were in a relationship and lived together.
A knife covered in blood was found at the apartment, according to the statement. The victim was brought to an area hospital and was taken into surgery. The statement says medical staff identified 14 stab wounds, including one that penetrated the victim's liver. A press release from the Sheriff's Office stated the victim is in critical condition.
After multiple attempts to locate Glispie, he was eventually found by law enforcement and arrested on Walker Street near MFA, according to a press release. Law enforcement received a call about a suspicious person at 10:02 a.m.