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Scholes sentenced to seven years in January 2016 stabbing

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Scholes was sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of 2nd Degree Assault, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Theft of Any Credit Card. Scholes was sentenced in in April to 90 days county jail for stealing motor vehicle and endangering welfare of child. During a plea hearing held in April Scholes plead guilty to lesser charges.  Originally charged with 1st degree assault, 1st degree robbery and the weapon charge. 

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According to court documents, Cory Elliot was meeting a female Alicia Langford at an apartment right beside Nevada Square. Scholes showed up and was angry that Elliot was there. Elliot thought Scholes punched him in the stomach, but noticed he was bleeding and saw a knife in Scholes hand. Scholes then robbed Elliot. Elliot ran to his car and drove a couple of blocks to his family's home where the called 911.

The next day police were dispatched for a vehicle theft. According to the driver she was giving Scholes, Langford, and Langford's son a ride. The driver stopped at a convenience store and that's when Scholes stole the vehicle with the child, 1, in the backseat. Officers located the vehicle at a residence's home, asked for permission to search the home. Scholes, Langford, and Langford's son were found in the home. Keys to the stolen vehicle were on Scholes.

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On January 24th, 2016, at about 7:15am, Nevada Police Officers responded to the 300 block of N. Cedar in regards to a reported stabbing.  Investigating Officers located a 29 year old Nevada resident lying on the floor with a stomach wound. The victim was unable to respond to questions but officers determined from another person present that the victim had been stabbed near the Nevada Square. He came to this home, seeking help for his injury. The victim was quickly removed from the home and transported by ambulance to the Nevada Regional Airport where he was flown to a Joplin based hospital where he remains in intensive care.

On Tuesday, January 27th, Nevada Police Detectives were informed that the victim was conscious which led to an interview. The victim advised that he was assaulted, robbed of his personal items and stabbed in the stomach by a suspect known to him while at an apartment on the Nevada Square.

Nevada Police had initially received information pertaining to the identity of the suspect from another source and attempts to locate the suspect led to the individual’s arrest for an unrelated auto theft.

The 24 year old suspect is identified as:  Joshua D. Scholes

Scholes remains in custody on the following charges:

  • Stealing a Motor Vehicle - Class C Felony
  • Assault 1st Degree – Class B Felony
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Class D Felony
  • Robbery 1st Degree – Class A Felony
  • Bond is set at $255,000.00 Cash Only

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime. To report criminal activity to the dispatch center, call 417- 448 – 2710.  In an emergency situation, individuals should not hesitate in calling 911. . Confidential information can be offered by calling the NPD Tip Hotline at 417- 667-8477.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department Administrative Office at 417- 448 – 5100

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