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Convicted Felon Charged With Stabbing, Robbery

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A convicted felon was arrested for allegedly stabbing and robbing an acquaintance on Tuesday night.

Marcus Kirkland, 46, was charged with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated robbery and felony cocaine possession in a drug-free school zone. The victim told detectives a man he knew as "Kool-Aid" stabbed him just after 5 p.m. on Burch Street, took his wallet, and fled in a blue Ford pick-up truck with faded paint.

Less than one hour later, undercover officers stopped the suspect vehicle on South 5th Street and Shelby Avenue after Kirkland sold cocaine to a police operative. During the stop, officers learned Kirkland, who is homeless, was a person of interest in stabbing.

During an interview, Kirkland admitted to smoking drugs with the victim prior to the stabbing.

Officers found cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a large knife in the pick-up.

Kirkland, who has previous cocaine possession convictions, was held in lieu of $237,000 bond.

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