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Poplar Bluff man jailed for slashing man’s neck with box cutter

William Fanter (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department) William Fanter (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) – A Poplar Bluff man is in jail after police say he slashed another man's neck with a box cutter.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 33-year-old William Fanter slashed 45-year-old Timothy Hartwick's neck with a box cutter during an argument.

Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Cynthia Street for a stabbing. Police found Hartwick at the home with a serious cut to his neck. He was transported to the Poplar Bluff Region Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.

Witnesses told police that Fanter slashed Hartwick's neck during an argument. Fanter was arrested and is charged with assault in the first degree. He's being held in the Butler County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

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