Izard County
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Melbourne, Arkansas
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On Sunday April 22nd at approximately 1:00 am Izard County Deputies responded to a 911 call from the Gorby Community near Calico Rock stating that someone had been stabbed. Upon arrival Deputies discovered 29 year old Joseph Stefka of Horseshoe Bend with what appeared to be a puncture wound to the chest.  Mr. Stefka was transported to the Calico Rock Medical Center by Vital Link where he was pronounced D.O.A. The body has been sent to the State Crime Lab.

23 year old Cydney Taylor of Dolph was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with first degree murder. Taylor is incarcerated in the Izard County Jail in lieu of a $200,000.00 bond.  The case is being investigated by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police.



News Release, For Immediate Release, April 23rd, 2018 POC: Sheriff Jack Yancey, 870-368- 4203