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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man and woman are charged in connection with the stabbing of an 18-month-old boy.

Jackson County Prosecutors charged Anthony N. Beighley-Beck, 24, with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Tabatha S. Ong is charged with child endangerment.

Court documents show Beighley-Beck and Ong were involved in a crash in Blue Springs near Highway 7 and U.S. 40 highway Monday. As they tried to drive away from the crash, an officer followed them at a high rate of speed.

Officers noticed Beighley-Beck holding the child with a large open wound in the car.

After officers stopped the car, court documents show Beighley-Beck told police he stabbed the little boy. Police later obtained a search warrant and found in the vehicle a knife that appeared to be bloody.

The extent of the child’s injuries has not been released.

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