Man found guilty for a 2017 stabbing outside a rescue ministry in Joplin

Man found guilty for a 2017 stabbing outside a rescue ministry in Joplin

A jury today found Bradley Cook, 33, guilty of first degree assault and armed criminal action. He’s convicted of stabbing a man multiple times outside the Watered Gardens rescue ministry.

On October 28th, 2017, Joplin Police Officers responded to Watered Gardens (531 S. Kentucky Ave) for a reported stabbing.

According to court documents, Cook got into a physical fight with the victim, Allen Johnson. During the fight, authorities say Cook produced a knife and stabbed Johnson multiple times in the upper torso and behind his knee.

EMS took Johnson to Mercy Hospital.

Police say multiple witnesses identified Cook as the person who stabbed Johnson.

The jury trial against Cook began on Monday. A verdict was returned by 3:33 pm on Tuesday.

The court has scheduled a sentencing for November 4th.

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