Police & Fire

Charges filed in Arkadelphia stabbing

Formal charges have been filed against an Arkadelphia man after a stabbing on Labor Day weekend sent his mother to the hospital.

Kinta Gray, 43, of Arkadelphia, remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on felony battery charges. Gray was arrested on Sept. 3, the same day authorities responded to a residence at Pine Court Apartments to investigate a stabbing.

According to an affidavit released this week, the Arkadelphia Police Department and Baptist Health Medical Center responded to the apartment complex and began treating the victim. A witness who was reportedly at the scene at the time of the stabbing identified Gray as the assailant. The affidavit indicates that Gray fled the scene prior to police arrival. The victim was then transported by ambulance to BHMC for further treatment to her injuries.

While speaking with the victim at the hospital, officers were advised of “several” 911 calls reporting that Gray had been seen back at Pine Court Apartments. Police were able to locate Gray after a search of the area. He was taken into custody and transported to the jail, where he is being held on a $100,000 bond. He later disclosed to investigators that he stabbed his mother in the leg with a large kitchen knife, according to the affidavit.

Gray is charged with first-degree battery, a felony punishable by 5-20 years in prison.