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      Cass County man's throat slashed at his own wedding

      Shane Ward, 40, of Griggsville, is charged with aggravated battery in the ongoing investigation.

      A groom is recovering after being stabbed Saturday night at his wedding in rural Cass County.

      The man who was stabbed, 51-year-old Steven E. Sappington, was taken to Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville.

      The incident took place in rural Cass County near Bluff Springs.

      Shane Ward, 40, of Griggsville, is charged with aggravated battery in the ongoing investigation.

      Captain Devron Ohrn of the Cass County Sheriff's Office said deputies are still interviewing witnesses from the wedding.

      Initial reports show that the groom's throat was sliced during an altercation with another man at the wedding.