Murder Charges Expected Following Early-Morning Stabbing in Brookland

BROOKLAND, AR - First-degree murder charges are expected to be filed against a Brookland man who allegedly stabbed his roommate multiple times last night.

Craighead County Sheriff's deputies say 40-year-old Toby Barnett stabbed 31-year-old Brian Doyle several times at their residence on Hinkley Street in Brookland.

Barnett was arrested around 8 p.m., and Doyle was taken to St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro where he underwent emergency surgery for his wounds, but died there at 3 a.m. this morning.

The incident remains under investigation.