1 injured, 1 arrested after stabbing in Cape Girardeau

Byron Deshawn Gardner (Source: Cape Girardeau Police Department)
Byron Deshawn Gardner (Source: Cape Girardeau Police Department)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – One person was arrested after another person was injured by a knife in a domestic dispute with a family member on Sunday.

Byron Deshawn Gardner faces charges of domestic assault 1st and armed criminal action.

Cape Girardeau Police Department officers responded to a local hospital in reference to a stabbing victim.

Officers learned the victim was involved in a domestic dispute with a family member in the 0-100 block of Hazel in Cape Girardeau.

During the dispute, police say the suspect assaulted the victim with a utility knife causing several deep lacerations to the victim’s face.

The victim received medical treatment and was released.

Officers tried to make contact with the suspect at the scene. However, the suspect had already left the area.

Cape Girardeau Communications received a phone call giving a description of the vehicle the suspect was driving and the location. Officers located the suspect vehicle, conducted a traffic stop and arrested the suspect.

Gardner is being held on a $25,000 cash/surety bond.

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