Merriam Woods Man Sentenced for Stabbing



by Sam Clanton


FORSYTH, Mo. – A man from Merriam Woods is sentenced to 10 years in prison for second-degree assault, and five years in prison for armed criminal action, relating to a stabbing that occurred outside a bar in Rockaway Beach.

According to Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell, Judge Laura Johnson sentenced 29-year-old Joshua Peterman to the maximum sentences contemplated by his plea agreement. His sentences are to run concurrently with each other.

Peterman and his twin brother, Joseph, reportedly fought with and then stabbed a man after leaving the bar in the early morning hours of August 15th, 2014. The brothers fled the scene when a taxi driver stopped to help the victim, according to Merrell.

Joshua Peterman was not identified until January of 2015, when he and his brother returned to the same bar.

Joseph Peterman pleaded guilty to identical charges last month. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 9th.


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