Desloge Man Charged in Connection with Stabbing in Leadington

(Leadington, Mo.) Charges have been levied against a Desloge man who was allegedly involved in a burglary and stabbing recently at a Leadington home.

The probably cause statement from the Leadington Police Department says a man arrived at his home on Park Street in Leadington while on a break from work on Friday.

The man reported that 33-year-old Cory McMahan of Desloge entered the home, took the man’s cellphone, and started beating the man in the head with his fist.

McMahan then took out a knife and stabbed the man before leaving the residence.

He was located shortly thereafter on the corner of Columbia and 6th Street in Park Hills while the knife was located nearby.

McMahan was booked at the St. Francois County jail and a $50,000 cash or surety bond was set in the case.

If he is released on bond, McMahan will be fitted with a GPS monitoring device and is prohibited from having contact with the victim.

This was not McMahan’s first run in with law enforcement.

Court records indicate that he was convicted in 2010 of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and was sentenced to five years of supervised probation.

McMahan violated that probation and was sentenced to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections before being released after serving a 120-day shock incarceration.