August 05, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Stabbing Suspect Arrested

On 08/05/11 at 1:30 am, officers were dispatched to Midnight Rodeo bar at 1773 S Glenstone in reference to an assault which just occurred.

Members of bar security told the suspect, identified as Edward Ball (B/M, 06/17/83), to leave the business. Ball was argumentative and then began fighting security. One member of security suffered stab wounds to the shoulder and ribcage. A second security member suffered a stab wound to the lower leg. Both were transported to the hospital where they were treated and released.

Ball was arrested at the scene without incident. We anticipate later today the Greene County Prosecutor's Office will file charges against Ball for First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault. The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

SPD Case Number: 11-33135
Media Contact: Officer Lee Walker, 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Maj. Kevin Routh

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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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