Sher­iff’s Of­fice seeks in­ter­view with stab­bing sus­pect

El Dorado News-Times - - Front Page - By Cait­lan But­ler Staff Writer Cait­lan But­ler can be reached at 870-8626611 or cbut­[email protected]­do­radonews.com.

The Union County Sher­iff’s Of­fice hopes to in­ter­view Stacy Hughes, 42, of Strong, who is sus­pected in the Tues­day night stab­bing of Gre­gory Green, 38, also of Strong.

Cap­tain Jeff Stin­son said the UCSO would like to hear Hughes’ side of the story in the stab­bing in­ci­dent.

“We’re look­ing to talk to her,” he said. “We have enough prob­a­ble cause for a war­rant, but with [a] phone call we had with her, she seemed to in­di­cate there was more to the story. … We’re just try­ing to get her side of the story.”

Shortly after 1 a.m. Tues­day, a UCSO of­fi­cer was dis­patched to the Med­i­cal Cen­ter of South Arkansas to see about a pos­si­ble knife-at­tack vic­tim. There, he met Green, who had been stabbed.

Green told the of­fi­cer that Hughes, his on-again, off-again girl­friend, be­came ag­gres­sive and at­tacked him, al­legedly for no ap­par­ent rea­son. He said she hit him in the arm with a chair be­fore stab­bing him in both arms.

The of­fi­cer ob­served swelling and a deep ar­te­rial bleed in one arm and a cut on the other. Med­i­cal staff said the ar­te­rial bleed was po­ten­tially life-threat­en­ing; how­ever, Green has since been re­leased from the hospi­tal, Stin­son said.

Stin­son said that Hughes could be charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault. He said when a felony that in­volves vi­o­lence is com­mit­ted, po­lice are ob­li­gated to press charges re­gard­less of whether the vic­tim re­quests they be filed or not.

“This is a re­la­tion­ship-based crime, and as far as gen­eral pub­lic, I don’t think they’re in any more dan­ger with her than they are with any­body else they en­counter,” Stin­son said.

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