On Thursday evening, March 13, Howard B. Gott, age 45, of Squires, was charged with first degree felony assault and armed criminal action.
Gott, who is being held in Taney County Jail, reportedly stabbed his fishing partner, while in a boat on the lake. The victim was stabbed five times and airlifted to Cox South in Springfield, Mo.
According to reports, the incident occurred in Taney County Thursday afternoon, around 3:15 p.m. Gott was arrested Thursday at 6:21 p.m., and officially charged on March 14.
The incident is being investigated by Missouri State Highway Patrol.