Man accused in Carbondale stabbing arrested

A man accused in a Carbondale, Illinois, stabbing incident was arrested Wednesday according to local police. 

Police say they responded to a report of an aggravated battery around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of James and Thelma Walker Avenue. In a home there, officers found a man who had been stabbed. He was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. 

According to police, 46-year-old Alphonso Higgins of Carbondale is an acquaintance of the victim. Officers say the two men had an altercation, and Higgins stabbed the victim. 

Police say Higgins was found not far from the home where the stabbing happened, and he was arrested. He has been charged with aggravated battery and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was jailed in the Jackson County Jail. 

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