POLICE: Person stabbed in South Memphis, suspect arrested

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police have arrested a man responsible for a stabbing in south Memphis.

According to the police, the stabbing happened at the Southern Sun Inn at the 1900 block of Elvis Presley Boulevard.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police detained two people at the scene.

On Sunday morning, police arrested 44-year-old James Ivory Yarbrough.

Police say Yarbrough stabbed the victim after an argument about whether or not the two had known each other in prison. Yarbrough told police that the victim struck him twice.

Yarbrough then left the scene and returned with a knife.  He chased the victim, and they ended up in the middle of Elvis Presley.

Police say Yarbrough stabbed the victim in the stomach, side and in the back. Police recovered the knife from a nearby dumpster.

Yarbrough has been charged with aggravated assault. He is expected to appear in court Monday morning.

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