- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - A southeastern Missouri woman is jailed on $500,000 bond after being accused of stabbing a teenager 16 times.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Ann Sincup of Poplar Bluff waived her arraignment Thursday and pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

The teenager survived the reported attack Monday.

Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells the (Poplar Bluff) Daily American (http://bit.ly/1YevYXL ) that Sincup allegedly suspected the victim was having an affair with her husband.

An investigator says in a probable cause statement that the victim sustained stab wounds on her torso, neck and back.

Authorities say they later found the knife along a river bed.

A message left Friday with Sincup’s public defender, Jerald Wallut, was not immediately returned.

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Information from: Daily American Republic, http://www.darnews.com

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