The Paragould Police Department on Monday released more details about a pair of October 18 incidents involving a stabbing and an attempted robbery.
Authorities said the stabbing was the result of a domestic disturbance that turned deadly in the 200 block of 18 1/2 Avenue.
In the case, Greene County deputies went to the home as Paragould police had responded to a separate officer-involved shooting on Rockingchair Road.
As Greene County deputies went into the house on 18 1/2 Avenue, they found Joseph Wesley III, 45, of Paragould dead from a knife wound. Deputies were able to secure the scene until Paragould police arrived.
Two women – ages 19 and 20 – were taken to the Paragould Police Department for questioning in the case. Authorities said the incident is still under investigation, with no further details being released at this time.
On the attempted robbery, police said they responded to a home in the 400 block of North 5th Street.
Officers found a juvenile with a gunshot wound outside the residence, Police said during the robbery attempt, the 47-year-old victim was held at gunpoint by the juvenile while the victim was standing by her vehicle.
After a brief struggle, the juvenile’s gun went off into the ceiling of the carport. The sound of the gunshot led the victim’s daughter to come outside with her firearm, police said.
From there, the victim’s daughter discharged the firearm at the juvenile suspect, police said.
The juvenile was taken to a Memphis hospital due to his injuries. Police said further information on the case would be released when it is appropriate.
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