- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A southeastern Missouri man is accused of stabbing an acquaintance in the face with a screwdriver.

The (Cape Girardeau) Southeast Missourian (https://bit.ly/1Q9IAIg) reports that Hyman Heratio Hightower of Cape Girardeau is charged with first-degree assault in connection with the confrontation Sunday.

Police say Hightower was a backseat passenger in a pickup truck when he began to argue with the driver, stabbing the back of the driver’s seat.

Authorities say that when the driver pulled over and ordered that Hightower get out, Hightower lunged at the victim and stabbed him in the face.

Online court records don’t show whether Hightower has an attorney.

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Information from: Southeast Missourian, https://www.semissourian.com

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