Shortly before 8 am on Tuesday the Lawrence County Dispatch was alerted to a stabbing victim at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with multiple stab wounds. According to the victim the incident happened in Hoxie earlier that morning.

Hoxie Police was notified and responded to Lawrence Memorial and interviewed the victim. According to reports the victim discovered someone attempting to break into his vehicle and confronted two suspects, the victim was then stabbed by the suspects as he attempted to stop the suspects.

According to reports the two suspects fled on foot, Hoxie Police Officers immediately began the search for the suspects after gathering the suspect information from the victim. Hoxie Police was assisted by officers from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police. Within minutes Hoxie Officers arrested two suspects, the names have not been released at this time. The two were transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await formal charges.

The identity of the victim and the extent of injuries have not been released at this time, Hoxie Police and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division are currently conducting the investigation.

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