Fort Smith Man Stabbed, Suspect Identified

FORT SMITH (KFSM)-- Fort Smith Police are investigating a stabbing that happened early Thursday (June 7) morning.

An altercation broke out between 42-year-old Daniel Nicely and 60-year-old Troy Shores around 12:43 a.m., Lt. Don Cobb said. It happened at 3124 N. L Street in Fort Smith.

Nicely was then stabbed by Shores. Police say he was the father of a woman Nicely had dated at some point.

Police say Nicely left the home, and borrowed another person's phone to call a family member in Van Buren. That family member called police to report the stabbing.

Fort Smith police were searching for both Nicely and Shores when they were contacted by Crawford County Emergency Medical Services.

EMS informed FSPD that the victim was being taken to Sparks Medical Center in Fort Smith. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Fort Smith Police have Shores in custody. He is facing second-degree battery charges.