Pulaski County man charged in knife attack

8 months 3 days 8 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 10:53:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
By: Joe Ward, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

WAYNESVILLE - The Pulaski County Prosecutor filed charges against a suspect after he allegedly attacked a man with a knife.

James Acklin was charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action for allegedly stabbing the victim 5 or 6 times in the arm and chest Sunday.

A news release said the victim and Acklin were in a during a heated argument at the time of the attack. He then left the area with a female suspect but was arrested sometime after.

The victim sustained life threatening injuries during the attack and named Acklin as his attacker. A second male suspect also gave a statement of admission to the attack.

Acklin is currently being held in the Pulaski County Jail. His bond is set at $750,000.

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