The victim had a hard time walking and had to sit down in a chair outside the residence. The victim reportedly told the officer that Sapp stabbed him.

A persistent offender escalates his crimes with a domestic assault charge in Camden County.

Garrett Sapp, 25, of Lake Ozark, was charged with a Class B felony of domestic assault in the first degree.

According to the probable cause statement, an officer with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office noticed a man holding a large towel to the left side of his neck and walking out of the residence. The officer reported seeing a large amount of blood on the man’s shirt. The victim had a hard time walking and had to sit down in a chair outside the residence. The victim reportedly told the officer that Sapp stabbed him.

A witness to the fight alleged that Sapp punched the victim with keys in his hand which caused the stab wound. The witness reportedly told the officer that Sapp left in her vehicle before officers arrived and did not know what direction he went.

EMS treated the wound and transported the victim to Lake Regional Hospital. A nurse at the hospital called the reporting officer. The nurse said that the victim told her that Sapp stabbed him with an Exacto knife and, in her professional opinion, the wound was consistent with an injury from a knife and not keys. From the medical paperwork, the wound was 1.5 centimeters by .6 millimeters to the left of lateral neck with blood control.

The reporting officer was unable to locate Sapp. A search warrant was served at the residence in Camdenton. Officers found blood spatter on the front door of the residence and threshold of the front entrance to the residence.

His bond is $25,000 cash or $250,000 surety. He has multiple charges on his record dating as far back as 2012 for drug misdemeanors and stealing-related felonies.