Forrest City police arrest stabbing suspect, charged with murder

Michael Alexander (Source:Forrest City Police Department)
Michael Alexander (Source:Forrest City Police Department)

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) – Police arrest man accused of stabbing another man who later died.

According to the Forrest City Police Department, Michael Alexander, 52, of Forrest City was arrested and charged with second degree murder in the death of Forrest City resident Earl Sykes.

Police say they were called to the 400 block of D Avenue Tuesday evening in reference to a stabbing.  Officers say when they arrived on scene; they found Sykes outside a home suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to the Forrest City Medical Center where he later died.

After talking to witnesses at the scene, police say Alexander was identified as the person who stabbed Sykes.

Alexander was arraigned on Wednesday and is currently in the St. Francis County Jail.

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