A 53-year-old Altus man is scheduled to make his first court appearance today to face a felony charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.
Jackson Barker Jr. will be formally charged in the Jackson County District Court with the felony count, stemming from a stabbing Sunday, according to court records.
Information was entered into the court Tuesday in regard to Barker's June conviction for actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence and obstructing an officer, court records indicate. He pleaded guilty and received 30 days in jail with five suspended as well as $1,000 in fines.
Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy said that Barker was arrested Sunday.
Police were called to 113 S. Blain at 4 p.m. on the report of a stabbing. Murphy said officers made contact with David Robinson, 58, who was suffering from a laceration under his left arm. Robinson and other witnesses said that Barker had come by twice before and attempted to start a fight with Robinson, Murphy said. Robinson was treated by EMS personnel at the scene.
Barker was found walking in the 400 block North Hudson and taken into custody without further incident and taken to the Jackson County Jail, Murphy said.