Paris man accused of assaulting his roommate, stabbing a neighbor

Stephen Anthony Hoskins, 28, of Paris was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the alleged stabbing of a 30-year-old woman who lived near him.

Police Department Car_sliderParis police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said police officers responded shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday to a reported stabbing in the 500 block of Southeast 13th Street.

The victim told officers that Hoskins stabbed her, pointed a firearm at her and threatened her.

During the altercation, Hoskins also allegedly assaulted his roommate, Garrett said.

Hoskins was charged with:

  • aggravated assault with a deadly weapon;
  • deadly conduct; and
  • assault/family violence.

Garrett said Paris police officers responded to 83 calls for service on Tuesday, resulting in the arrests of eight individuals.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.