- Associated Press - Thursday, May 10, 2018

WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) - A southern Missouri woman has been charged with fatally stabbing a man whom she suspected of taking a wallet containing $1,000.

KWPM reports that 48-year-old Sara Messex-Pullen, of Willow Springs, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and three other felonies in the death of 36-year-old Larry Tucker.

Court records say Messex-Pullen went into a Willow Springs shop Sunday and tried to attack Tucker and his wife with a spike attached to string before stabbing him in the sternum with a knife.

Messex-Pullen told authorities she fled with a man who’d accompanied her into the shop, staying in a wooded area and trailer. She was arrested Tuesday about 25 miles away in Texas County, but the man escaped.

Bond’s set at $500,000. Her public defender didn’t immediately return a phone message.


Information from: KWPM-AM, http://ozarkradionetwork.com

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