One Dead After Sallisaw Stabbing; Suspect Turns Himself In

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SALLISAW (KFSM) -- A man who was stabbed Tuesday night (Feb. 6) has died.

Kennith Reed, 37, succumbed to his injuries at Northeast Health Systems Sequoyah.

Suspect Rodney Hodges, 40, is facing a murder charge in connection to the stabbing that happened at a home on the 700 block of North Main Street in Sallisaw. After he was stabbed, Reed ran to a white house down the street and called 911.

Reed was stabbed in the chest with a pocket knife, police said.

The suspect turned himself into Sallisaw police about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 7), according to Capt. Jeff Murray with the Sallisaw Police Department.

When asked if he killed Reed or if he had anything to say to Reed's family, Hodges didn't speak.

Reed's children's mother Jennifer Cascaden said, "Kennith was a good person. He would do anything to help anyone. He was an older brother, a protector of his little sister and a great dad. He loved playing ball with his kids. He loved his mother, Jeannette, dearly... and lost his dad at a young age. He had a great stepfather, J.C. Fields. He will be truly missed."

He leaves behind a 16-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son.

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