Suspect in area festival stabbing identified

The Independence County Sheriff’s Office said 30-year-old Killian Day was the suspect arrested...
The Independence County Sheriff’s Office said 30-year-old Killian Day was the suspect arrested on Saturday, July 30.(Source: Independence County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 7:32 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 12:44 PM CDT
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CAVE CITY, Ark. (KAIT) - The suspect in an incident in which a person was stabbed at the Cave City Watermelon Festival has been identified.

The Independence County Sheriff’s Office said 30-year-old Killian Day was the suspect arrested on Saturday, July 30.

On the night of the incident, Sharp County Chief Deputy Aaron Presser confirmed two men were involved in a fight, leading to a knife being pulled out and one person being stabbed.

Presser said the victim suffered a head wound and was taken to the hospital. Day was arrested soon after.

He added there was a festival goer at the scene who pulled out a gun, but it was not fired.

Day is being held on no bond on a probable cause hold.

Region 8 News will continue to update this story with new details as we get them.

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