Tuesday, June 24

Fatal Stabbing In Monett Leads To Two Arrests

Francisco "Pancho" Hernandez is in custody and has been charged with alleged second degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the fatal stabbing of 28-year-old Rolando Hernandez of Monett on Friday. He is currently being held in the Adair County Sheriff's Department in Stillwell Ok., awaiting extradition to Barry County.

Izmel Reyes, 24 is in the Benton County jail and has been charged with alleged hindering prosecution after helping the suspect flee Monett and get to Siloam Springs. Reyes is also on immigration hold.

Rolando who is believed to have been an illegal immigrant was stabbed after an altercation between him Francisco over money occurred. Witnesses say an argument started outside then moved inside as Francisco went into the kitchen and got a knife. When Rolando started through the door he was stabbed in the stomach by Francisco.

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