December 21, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Ice Pick Assailant Charged

Caitlen S. Watkins, 18, of Springfield has been charged with 1st Degree Assault and Armed Criminal action after she attacked a 29-year old male with an ice pick on the parking lot of 3020 S. Glenstone. She is in the Greene County Jail with a bond of $75,000. Police were called to the parking lot just after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Lonnie Sowersby, of Springfield, received multiple stab wounds after a verbal argument with the suspect over a parking space. Sowersby’s injures were not life threatening. Watkins fled the scene but was located by Springfield Police at her residence and arrested.

SPD Case Number: 09-55414

Media Contact: Lt. David Millsap, phone: 864-1751; Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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