Rhubarb at Dunklin County Courthouse

This just in from Kennett:

“Helluva rhubarb up at the courthouse last Friday. One of the prisoners tried to take his attorney hostage, stabbed her two or three times — not real serious — then took off running down the hall.  One of the deputies and the investigator for the Prosecutor’s office tackled him and subdued him. In the process the investigator was stabbed in the face. Everybody says the prisoner was lucky that Raymond Scott was not (still) the sheriff, because Raymond would have killed him right on the spot.”

Anyone who has trod the marble steps of the Dunklin County Courthouse has great dificulty imagining this kind of drama.