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Bond Set On Murder Charge

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Bond has been set at $1,500,000 for the 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man arrested Saturday evening on a first degree murder charge, according to jail reports.

Ronald David Bailey is accused of the stabbing death of 25-year-old Kendale Shawn Qualls of Sulphur Springs Saturday, April 18.

Ronald David Bailey (HCSO photo)

Sulphur Springs Police responded to a reported stabbing shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of College Street. 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 “advised that he stabbed the victim,” Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Josh Shufeldt alleged in arrest reports. Bailey was interviewed at the police station, then, taken into custody at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, April 18, and transported to Hopkins County jail on a first-degree murder charge, according to arrest reports.

Bailey remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning on the murder charge, according to jail reports. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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

The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

Author: Faith Huffman

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