JOSEPH L. PETERMAN, d/o/b 7-07-1986, of Merriam Woods, was sentenced on Thursday, June 9, 2016, to ten (10) years in prison for assault in the second degree, and five (5) years for armed criminal action, relating to a stabbing that occurred outside a bar in Rockaway Beach, Missouri, on August 15, 2014. Judge Laura Johnson sentenced Peterman to the maximum sentences contemplated by a plea agreement between Peterman and the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.

Peterman and his twin brother, Joshua Peterman, fought with – and stabbed – a male after leaving a bar in the early morning hours of August 15, 2014. The Peterman brothers fled the scene when a taxi driver stopped to help the victim. Peterman was not identified until January of 2015, when he and his twin brother returned to the same bar they had been at on August 15, 2014.

Joseph Peterman’s sentences are to run concurrently with each other. Joshua Peterman pleaded guilty to the same charges and received the exact same sentences on May 12, 2016.