Knife attack lands one in jail

James Connelly, 20, of Kirksville

A Heartland man is facing three felony charges following a weekend stabbing.

James Connelly, 20, of Kirksville, is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and felony resisting arrest.

Connelly is being held in the Adair County Jail on $100,000 cash only bond.

According to court papers, Connelly is accused of approaching the victim, accusing him of being a narc and a snitch, then pulling a knife.

The two began to fight and during the scuffle, Connelly allegedly cut the victim on the head with the knife.

The suspect then fled the scene.

Police later located the suspect and following a foot pursuit took him into custody.

Connelly had his initial arraignment Monday morning in Adair County Associate Circuit Court.

Connelly is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.