Suspect Identified In Scott County Deadly Stabbing

The suspect in Sunday night’s deadly stabbing near Waldron has been identified as Joshua Beyard, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

The 23 year old was arrested after deputies said he stabbed and killed another man, identified as a 59-year-old Asian male. Sheriff Amy Carpenter said authorities are not releasing the name of the victim at this time, due to the ongoing investigation.

"It's still an ongoing investigation," said Carpenter.

The fatal stabbing happened about two miles east of Waldron, said Chief Deputy Terry Staggs. The victim was alive when he was put into an ambulance at the scene, authorities said. He died either en route to or just after arriving at a local hospital, said Waldron Police Chief David Millard.

"He was the nicest man I have ever met," said the victim's neighbor Jimmy Hutchens. "He never caused no trouble."

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police are involved in the investigation.

"It's the first time anything like this ever happened," said Hutchens.

Beyard did have a previous arrest record. See that record below.

Arrest Record


  • Patty

    1 family lost a father, grandfather and husband. Another is losing their big brother, grandson & child. I’m praying for both families during this hardship.

  • Gao

    I’m praying for all those who are hurt during this tragic time, as well as for Joshua Beyard. I pray that he’ll find peace in his heart and in ours during this journey to forgiveness. From the victim’s family in MN.

  • jimmymakesitrain

    hopefully Joshua dies a slow death like the victim in this tragedy. No need to waste tax payer money on this idiot.

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