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Domestic altercation leads to stabbing

On Thursday at just after 1 a.m., Jefferson City police officers responded to the 900 block of Harding Avenue for an assault in progress involving a knife.

When officers arrived, they located two victims, both female, who had obvious stab wounds requiring medical attention. One victim, a 27 year-old Jefferson City female and the girlfriend of the suspect, had a serious stab/slash wound across her throat, and the other victim, a 44 year-old Jefferson City female, had a moderate to minor stab wound to her back.

Investigating officers determined that the suspect, 32 year-old Michael Lutz of Jefferson City, began accusing his girlfriend, the 27 year-old victim, of stealing from him while he was incarcerated. The altercation began in another area of town, but it escalated on Harding when Lutz threatened to cut the victim’s throat. The 44 year-old victim and a male attempted to intervene by striking Lutz, and during the course of that struggle, Lutz was able to cut the victim’s throat, then stab the other victim. He left in a vehicle after being struck a number of times, sought medical treatment for his injuries, and was subsequently arrested.

Michael Lutz is currently incarcerated at the Cole County Jail on charges of domestic assault first-degree, assault first-degree, and armed criminal action.

Both victims are reported to be stable, and neither wound is considered to be life-threatening.

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