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Stabbing victim’s name released, suspect faces 1st degree murder charge

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Paragould Police responded to a stabbing late Wednesday evening. Paragould Police responded to a stabbing late Wednesday evening.
James Lynn Hensley (Source: Paragould Police Department) James Lynn Hensley (Source: Paragould Police Department)
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PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Paragould Police has released the name of the man stabbed to death late Wednesday night.

According to Paragould Police Chief Todd Stovall, 36-year-old Richard Mansfield was stabbed to death during a fight at 10:20 p.m. on the 300 block of North 13th Avenue.

Mansfield had been taken to a hospital outside the city for treatment but did not survive.

According to the Senath Police Department, the suspect James Lynn Hensley, 26, was arrested in connection with the stabbing Thursday morning. He was later transferred to the Kennett Police Department before being taken to Paragould.

Paragould Police say Hensley is facing first degree murder charges.

An officer at Senath said he received a tip that Hensley was at the Casey's Gas Station. The officer said he then went to confront Hensley and arrested him with no struggle. He said Hensley was just waiting at the gas station to see what happened next.

This investigation is ongoing.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and give any more information as soon as we receive it.

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