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30-Year-Old Man Accused Of Murder in Sulphur Springs

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A 30-year-old man was accused of murder in connection with the stabbing of a 25-year-old Saturday evening, according to police.

Ronald David Bailey (HCSO photo)

Sulphur Springs Police responded at 7:11 p.m. Saturday to an address on College Street. The victim, identified by police as 25-year-old Kendale Qualls, was reportedly being treated for injuries. Police learned the suspect, Ronald David Bailey, was also at the location, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson.

“During the course of investigation, we learned the two men were involved in an altercation, and the suspect at that time stabbed the victim. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he passed away from injury,” Ricketson said.

Bailey was taken into custody and booked into Hopkins County jail on the first-degree murder charge, according to Ricketson. Bailey remained in Hopkins County jail Sunday morning on the murder charge, according to jail reports. Bond has been set at $1.5 million.


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Author: Faith Huffman

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