Woman Charged For Attempted Stabbing of Children On I-70 Near Boonville
A Columbia woman faces attempted murder, domestic assault, abuse and neglect charges, and more, after attempting to stab two juveniles she was riding in a car with, on Thursday, February 23, 2022.
According to the Cooper County Sheriff's Office Jennifer Fangmann, 41, of Columbia faces two counts of attempted murder second-degree, three counts of domestic assault first-degree, two counts of attempted abuse or neglect of a child (serious emotional or physical injury, no sexual contact), two counts of endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk first-degree first offense, and armed criminal action.
Cooper County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 101-mile marker area of Interstate 70 for a possible domestic disturbance. Officers found an adult male and two juveniles roadside. During the investigation, officers learned the male, two juveniles, and an adult female were traveling eastbound on I-70 when the female allegedly grabbed a knife and tried to assault the juveniles with it.
The male intervened and was able to stop the assault and stop the vehicle at the 101-mile marker on Interstate 70 and after a brief struggle removed the juveniles and the knife from the vehicle. The female then took off from the scene in the vehicle and left the male and juvenile's roadside.
A deputy and trooper located the female in the vehicle near the 111-mile marker traveling westbound in the eastbound median. The vehicle came to a stop after striking a concrete drain in the median and the female exited the vehicle. She was taken into custody without further incident and transported for a medical evaluation.
The Cooper County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed formal charges against Fangmann on Friday, February 24, 2023, and a warrant was issued. Bond has been set at $250,000 cash or surety, and Fangmann was remanded to the Cooper County Detention Center.
KRCG TV is reporting the woman is the children's mother. And that the male in the vehicle said she had a "mental status change" according to court statements.