Hempstead County
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10/19/2016

Aggravated Assault

 

 

 

Aggravated Assault

 

On October 19, 2016 at approximately 0009 hours Deputy Matthew Tuberville was dispatched to Wadley Regional Medical Center in reference to a Battery call.

Upon arrival at Wadley Regional Medical Center Emergency Room he made contact with the victim Toron Stephens, age 26 of Magnolia, Arkansas. Victim stated he was at work at Tyson Food at 275 Hempstead 278, when he had a verbal disagreement with an unknown black male in the Tyson Food parking lot between the entrance and exit gates.

Victim stated he asked the male to leave his sister alone victim stated when he turned to walk back to the plant the unknown black male started mouthing. Victim stated he turned around and the male pulled out a knife, and cut him on the left arm, stabbed him in the lower left abdomen and to the left side of his lower back.

Deputy Tuberville observed a cut on the victims left arm and puncture wounds on his lower left abdomen and lower left side of his back.

Stephens was transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center by private vehicle.

Deputies were able to obtain a name and possible location of the suspect and are working to make an arrest in the incident.