One suspect has bonded out and another remains in the county jail where both were booked on charges related to a stabbing early Saturday morning in Muldrow.
Tyler Duane Chapman, 22, (above, top) is free on a $20,000 bond while his alleged partner, Reeves E. Gentry, 38, (above, bottom) was still in the county jail Monday. Both were booked into the county jail on first-degree burglary and aggravated assault and battery. It was reported Chapman is to be arraigned Wednesday while Gentry is to be arraigned August 12.
The two are accused of stabbing Joseph Morton, 36, at about 3 a.m. Saturday.
Officers were initially dispatched to 303 E. Shawntel Smith Blvd., at Cottage Apartments, in reference to the stabbing. Officers found Morton had been stabbed three times. Morton was transported to the ICU at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. Before transport Morton told Officer Nick Yoakum that two males broke into his apartment and stabbed him. One of the males was Chapman and police found him at his Muldrow residence. Chapman told investigators that Gentry was the one who stabbed Morton. Gentry surrendered to Muldrow police on Sunday. The reason for the stabbing has not been disclosed.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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