Fort Wood Pharmacist Sentenced For Attempted Stabbing

In federal court, in Springfield, a pharmacist at Fort Leonard Wood received a sentence for his attempt to murder his supervisor by stabbing him multiple times with a knife.

65-year-old Robert E. Sapp, was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in federal prison without the possibility of parole.

Last May, Sapp pleaded guilty to one count of assault with intent to commit murder.

Reports indicate that Sapp, a civilian pharmacist working at the Army base, was manning a dispensing window at the Post Exchange Pharmacy on December 3, 2021. At that time, the supervisory pharmacist approached him, suggesting they have a conversation in another part of the pharmacy. Surveillance footage reveals Sapp retrieving a knife from his front right pocket and concealing it behind his back as he approached the supervisor. Sapp then lunged at the supervisor with the knife, knocking him to the ground and persistently stabbing at his face and head. The attack was only halted when another pharmacy employee intervened. After the interruption, Sapp stashed the knife in his pocket and departed the pharmacy.