Man stabbed at motel, suspect arrested in Mississippi

Jennifer SparksLocal law enforcement officers raced toward the Super 8 Motel just after 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 after a man was stabbed in one of the guest rooms.

Anthony Lynn Sparks, age 40 of Tyler, was stabbed twice in the back and had other defensive wounds. He suffered a punctured lung during the altercation. Local officers obtained a search warrant for the hotel room, and later an arrest warrant for the suspect. For the rest of this story, see the February 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.