Griggsville man formally charged for alleged stabbing incident

By Nick Kovatch on November 5 at 3:43pm

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The Griggsville man who allegedly stabbed another man during an altercation at a wedding reception in rural Bluff Springs Saturday night has been formally charged.

Cass County state’s attorney Matthew Mays says he’s filed two counts of aggravated battery against 40-year-old Shane Ward. Cass County Deputies say the victim, 51-year-old Steven Sappington of Griggsville, remains in the hospital.

Deputies say Sappington suffered a knife wound to the neck and throat area.

Mays wouldn’t comment on what caused the altercation between Ward and Sappington.

Ward has been released on bond. He’s due to appear in court for a first appearance November 25th.