Happened in late October
Just released to the public via Facebook
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – A man is behind bars on charges he stabbed a victim during a physical dispute in Walnut Ridge.
It happened in late October but due to investigative reasons, was just released to the public, said a post by Walnut Ridge Police Department on Facebook.
At 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 officers were dispatched to 523 SW Fifth Street in reference to an alleged stabbing. Upon arrival at the scene, officers met with the individual who placed the 911 call reporting the incident, said the Facebook post by WRPD. Officers were told Jesse Lundry, 26, had stabbed another subject who lived in the same residence. The other man’s name was not released by police.
Officers approached the residence and observed the back door standing open with a trail of blood on the floor throughout the doorway. After making entry, officers located and apprehended Lundry but were unable to find the victim. Officers learned he had fled the scene on foot in a desperate attempt to reach the Lawrence Memorial Hospital to receive medical treatment for the stab wounds he incurred, the post by WRPD said.
Police discovered that Lundry and the victim had a disagreement outside the back door of their residence. During their disagreement, police reported the victim had Lundry pinned up against the carport. Lundry reportedly became livid. He removed a knife out of his right pocket and allegedly commenced to repeatedly stab the victim a total of five times, police said.
The victim was stabilized at LMH and flown to St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro. The last known condition of the victim as he is stable but continues to receive serious medical treatment.
Lundry is currently detained at the Lawrence County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash only bond. His formal charge is 1st Degree Battery, class Y felony. His plea arraignment date is set for December 13, at the Lawrence County Courthouse.