CODEY STRUBE

A Cabool man is held on $1 million bond and faces felony charges after a stabbing incident last week in his hometown.

Cody Strube, 20, of 925 Pine St., was charged with first-degree assault – serious physical injury (a class A felony) and armed criminal action. He was taken into custody at 1:35 a.m. last Thursday from the rooftop of a house on Highway AD. Authorities said he had a knife.

The victim, Austin Sears, 21, of Cabool, was airlifted to Cox Hospital in Springfield and treated for a lacerated liver. He was reportedly recovering and in stable condition.

According to report submitted to the county prosecutor by Cabool Police Department Chief Jerald Sigman, officers and emergency responders were dispatched at 9:30 p.m. last Wednesday to 3420 Highway M regarding a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, authorities determined the stabbing had occurred at 825 Main St., and that Sears had sustained three wounds to the abdomen.

After further investigation and interviews with several witnesses, police determined Sears had walked up to a pickup parked in the driveway that had multiple people inside. Strube, who was in the passenger’s seat stabbed him, and Sears reportedly said, “Dude, you just stabbed me,” before leaving in another vehicle, according to a report.

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