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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Pregnant woman stabbed, delivers baby at hospital

  • A 30-year old woman delivered a newborn baby at a local hospital after being stabbed in the stomach at Road Ranger Truck Stop, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff.
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  • A 30-year old woman delivered a newborn baby at a local hospital after being stabbed in the stomach at Road Ranger Truck Stop, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff.
    Both the woman and the baby suffered stab wounds
    According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, the 30-year-old woman and a male acquaintance were arguing in the parking lot of the Road Ranger Truck Stop, located at 22345 Hwy 28 in St. Robert, where the suspect stabbed the pregnant victim in her stomach early Wednesday morning.
    The woman was then rushed to the hospital, where the baby was delivered by cesarean section and also treated for a stab wound. At this time, both mother and baby are recovering well in a local hospital, according to the Sheriff's Department.
    The victim was in her ninth month of pregnancy when the incident occurred.
    The suspect, 28-year -old Mark A. Downing, was arrested shortly after the incident occurred, after a brief altercation with deputies.
    Downing is currently being held in the Pulaski County Jail on two counts of First Degree Assault, and his bond has been set at $1,000,000.

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