Man accused of stabbing son-in-law with scissors in north Columbia

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 5:43 p.m. CDT; updated 5:54 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

COLUMBIA — A man was stabbed with a pair of scissors during a domestic dispute in the Clearviewsubdivision in north Columbia Monday afternoon, the Boone County Sheriff's Department said.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Ronald Lee Nowlin, 69, after his son-in-law, 35, was stabbed in the right arm, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department. Deputies arrived at the home in the 400 block of East Cedar Court at 12:39 p.m.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. Nowlin was also taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained during the altercation.

Nowlin faces charges of second-degree domestic violence and armed criminal action, according to the release.

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Bill Fisher April 23, 2014 | 3:49 a.m.

As soon as I read "Clearview subdivision" it all made sense.

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