Iowa Man Stabs Woman, “I wanted her to know what it felt like”
Jacob Meyers stabbed the mother of his child after arguing with her at a Quik Trip in Des Moines this week.
According to WHO13, the pair had met at the convenience store at 3941 SE 14th Street around 6:00 AM on Tuesday morning. The argument broke out between the two and that's when Meyers pulled the knife from his back pocket and plunged it into the woman's abdomen, as Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department told the news station.
The report continues, saying "A witness saw Meyers stab the victim in the abdomen, the criminal complaint said. The witness followed Meyers when he fled the scene in his Jeep."
Law enforcement was able to stop the Des Moines man in his Jeep near the intersection of SE 14th St. and E. Railroad Avenue, per Parizek. Following the stop, he was taken into custody where he was searched. Prior to any mention of why he was being searched, Meyers told officers 'the knife is in my back pocket.'
Police put him in the back of one of their squad cars and began reading him his Miranda Rights. He then burst out of nowhere, sharing his reasoning for stabbing the mother of his child:
I wanted her to know what it felt like to be stabbed.
As of this moment, the 28-year-old is held up in the Polk County Jail on a cash-only $50,000 bond. He's being charged with willful injury-causing serious injury and domestic abuse assault with a weapon. He was booked into the jail at 7:48 AM Tuesday.
The victim of the stabbing suffered significant injuries but they are not expected to be life-threatening.
Finally, as of this morning, Wednesday, July 27, Meyers made his initial appearance in court where a restraining order was granted, preventing him from contacting the victim. His preliminary hearing has been set for August 5.
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