A 58-year-old Pleasant Hill man faces charges in an apparent road rage fatal stabbing of Cody M. Harter of St. Joseph.
According to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Nicholas M. Webb faces 2nd degree murder and armed criminal action charges.
As previously reported, just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, emergency crews were dispatched to the area of northbound M-291 Highway near the Interstate 470 merger on the report of a man stumbling in traffic, according to Lee’s Summit Police. They found Harter with a large wound and his vehicle was still at the scene. Witnesses and surveillance video of the victim’s and the suspect’s vehicles led police to the suspect. On Wednesday, Lee’s Summit police took Webb into custody.
Prosecutors have requested a $500,000 bond.
Webb had been arrested Saturday night in Liberty for possession and DUI. According to information from that arrest, Webb had a knife in his pants pocket.
According to charging documents, Webb had previous convictions for murder in 1981 and multiple convictions for assault.
Funeral services for Harter take place Friday morning in St. Joseph.