Jasper man accused of stabbing

By NICOLE SMITH
Posted 2/9/19

Robert Lee Harris, 28, of Jasper, is charged with 2nd degree assault for stabbing a man with a knife at Ice House West convenience store along Highway 69 South in Jasper on Thursday. Jasper …

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Jasper man accused of stabbing

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Robert Lee Harris, 28, of Jasper, is charged with 2nd degree assault for stabbing a man with a knife at Ice House West convenience store along Highway 69 South in Jasper on Thursday. 

Jasper Police Department Detective Lt. Matt Dozier said the stabbing occurred around 11 a.m. Thursday, and the victim was transported to Walker Baptist Medical Center for his injuries. He was later released.

A bond hearing for Harris was held Friday, and he is being held at the Jasper Police Department on a $100,000 cash bond.

"There was some sort of argument prior to the stabbing between the two men," Dozier said. "At some point during that argument, the defendant stabbed the victim in the back."

 It is unknown what started the disagreement between the two men. 

This isn't Harris' first run-in with police. Alacourt records indicate he was once arrested in 2014 for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.