Local man is behind bars after stabbing someone with a knife

Around 1 a.m. on Sunday, Paris police officers were called to the 1500 block of E. Polk Street for reports of a disturbance.

Paris Police Lt. John Berry said when officers arrived, they were told 53-year-old James Rather was in a fight with another man.

“During the altercation, Rather cut the other male on the hand with a knife,” Berry said.

Rather was placed under arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to Lamar County Jail where no bond has been set.

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