Man Arrested for Stabbing After Standoff

COAHOMA - A man is behind bars for allegedly stabbing another man. It happened Sunday afternoon around 4:15 in the 300 block of S. Main in Coahoma.

The Howard County Sheriff's Office says Ygnacio Escanuela Jr. was stabbed in the lower back. He was taken to the hospital and treated and released.

Authorities say the suspect in the stabbing, Bobby Phillip Masters, barricaded himself inside a home, but later gave up and was arrested. Masters has been charged with Aggravated Assault.

The Howard County Sheriff's Office says the attack appears to have been unprovoked.