A homeless Kansas City man arrested with a blood-covered screwdriver stabbed his fallen victim repeatedly in the head and torso for more than seven minutes before leaving with his wallet, Jackson County prosecutors said Thursday.
Sonny R. Scott, 40, is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and robbery against a 51-year-old man Tuesday who suffered life-threatening injuries including bleeding from his brain. The victim was still in critical condition Thursday afternoon.
Police were called to Hectors Car Wash, 820 Prospect Ave., Tuesday, where police found the victim with multiple stab wounds.
Police were able to use surveillance video from both the car wash and from a convenience store at Ninth and Prospect to review the attack. The video showed the seven-minute attack and the assailant going through the victim’s pockets and removing his billfold.
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A witness pulled up in a car to the vacuuming station at the car wash and Scott left on foot southbound.
The witness told the police he had warned the alleged assailant in the past to stay off the property and that he knew his name.
Police found Scott at an unoccupied building in the 3700 block of Truman Road with blood on his clothing and a blood-covered screwdriver. He was arrested and taken into custody.