Fort Leonard Wood pharmacist charged with knife attack | USAO-WDMO


SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – A civilian pharmacist in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, was charged today in federal court with assaulting his supervisor with a knife and repeatedly stabbing him.

Robert E. Sapp, 63, has been charged in a complaint filed with U.S. District Court in Springfield, Missouri, with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to cause harm. bodily harm. Sapp remains in federal custody.

According to an affidavit filed in support of today’s criminal complaint, Sapp was working at a dispensing kiosk at the Post Exchange pharmacy in Fort Leonard Wood when he was approached by the supervising pharmacist. Another employee told investigators the two started arguing and then fell to the ground. The witness said he saw Sapp standing over the victim with a knife in his hand, stabbing him. When she asked Sapp, “What are you doing? he put the knife in his pocket and fled from the pharmacy.

Two passers-by chased Sapp to the parking lot, the affidavit states. They saw Sapp get into a vehicle, which they tried to stop, but Sapp backed up and almost collided with one of them, who jumped out of the way, then Sapp drove off.

The Military Police Department initiated the closure of a facility, which involves raising a barrier to prevent anyone from entering or exiting the facility. Sapp was arrested by military police as he tried to escape in his vehicle. When Sapp was removed from his vehicle, the affidavit states, he had a knife in his pocket with hair and blood visible on it. The vehicle also had blood visible inside the driver’s side door and Sapp had blood on his clothes.

The victim was transported to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and is in critical condition. Medical staff reported that he had multiple stab wounds, including several stab wounds to the head.

The charge contained in this complaint is simply an accusation and not proof of guilt. Evidence to support the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty it is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being continued by US Deputy Prosecutors Ami Harshad Miller and Jessica R. Sarff. He was investigated by the US Army Criminal Investigations Command.


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