Associated Press

TROY, Mo. (AP) – A northeast Missouri man has been charged with felony assault after authorities say he stabbed another man 23 times in a dispute over a missing pig.

Twenty-two-year-old Joshua Finke of St. Charles was jailed Tuesday on a $100,000, cash-only bond. Court records don’t list an attorney on his behalf.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department says Finke was accused by three roommates Monday night of stealing a 200-pound pig that had been raised for slaughter. The pig went missing two weeks ago from its backyard pen in Winfield.

Finke is accused of stabbing a 38-year-old man 22 times in the back and once in the head. No weapon was recovered, but hospital officials suspect a screwdriver was used.

The unidentified victim was released from treatment Tuesday morning. The pig remains missing.

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