Victim in critical condition; Cape Girardeau man charged with first-degree assault
ORAN -- An Oran man remains in critical condition two days after being stabbed in the stomach during a bar fight at Otter's Bar in Oran.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Larry Koenig, 51, of Cape Girardeau was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
Walter said he and several deputies responded to the bar at about 11:30 p.m. Friday to assist Oran police with the situation.
The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was airlifted to a Cape Girardeau hospital where he underwent surgery for his internal injuries late Friday night.
Several witness at the bar gave accounts, but police are still investigating the cause of the altercation.
Koenig is being held in the Scott County Jail on $75,000 bond, officials said early today.
No further information was available at press time.