Stabbing suspect indicted

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A Bowie County grand jury last week indicted a man accused of stabbing another outside of a downtown Texarkana non-profit center in April.

Texarkana, Texas, police were called April 22 to the Randy Sam’s homeless shelter regarding a person who had been stabbed at a different non-profit not far away, according to a probable cause affidavit. A man suffering from several stab wounds told officers he had been attacked at Mission Texarkana in the 600 block of W. 4th Street before being transported to a local hospital for treatment.

At Mission Texarkana, officers discovered blood droplets and scattered items which led them to conclude they had found the site of the altercation. The stabbing victim report being injured twice during the fray by a man with a small folding knife.

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Using surveillance video, officers identified the knife-wielding man as 62-year-old Russell Nard. An explanation for the confrontation is not provided in the affidavit.

Nard was indicted for aggravated assault Friday. The offense is punishable by two to 20 years in prison. Nard is currently being held in the Bowie County jail.

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