Heavener Man In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed

A Heavener man is in critical condition in a Fort Smith hospital after a later night stabbing incident.

Officers were dispatched to a home on East First Street around 11:45 p.m. Thursday (May 29). When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a fight had taken place involving numerous people and two men had been stabbed, Chief Ty Armstrong said in a news release.

Charles Poynter Jr., 58, was treated and released from the hospital, according to Chief Armstrong. The other victim, Jerette Goforth, 24, was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he remains in ICU.

A number of eyewitnesses were taken to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed. No arrests have been made at this time in connection to the stabbings.


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