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**Updated** Double Stabbing Saturday Morning; Victims in Area Hospitals; Suspect in Custody

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A double stabbing early Saturday morning resulted in two brothers being flown to medical hospitals in two separate cities, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders.

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Name: ROLAND,MELDRICK DEWAYNE Alias: MEL,XXX Alias: ROLAND,MEL

ketrickSulphur Springs Police were called to apartments on 512 Church Street in reference to a disturbance. There they found a 16-year old male and a 21 year old male, brothers, stabbed by another subject. The suspect, Meldrick Roland, went to Hopkins County Sheriff’s office and turned himself in following the incident. Roland is in custody at this time. He was also wanted on several warrants by local police.

Sanders stated that officers are not sure of the cause of the stabbing. Investigator David Gilmore is leading the investigation into the incident. One brother was critical and was flown to Tyler Mother Francis Hospital and the other brother was flown to Medical City in Plano. 


The Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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