Fort Smith man charged with attempted murder in convenience store stabbing


Jacob Favela

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: Favela has been charged with first degree attempted murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and being a habitual offender.

No bond has been set at this time.

Favela will be arraigned on the charges September 8 at 8:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

In 2017, Favela was charged with six counts of commercial burglary and was accused of stealing from multiple churches and schools in the Fort Smith area.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Fort Smith man was arrested in connection to a stabbing at a convenience store on Tuesday.

Jacob Favela, 22, was arrested for first-degree battery and parole violation after being identified as the suspect in the stabbing of a 61-year-old man at a gas station at 3620 N. O Street at around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31.

The victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds, was transported to a local hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries, according to the Fort Smith Police Department.

Favela is being held at the Sebastian County Jail without bond.

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