Stabbing suspect has hearing delayed

Cody Risner. Cody Risner. Lyon County Jail photo

A preliminary hearing has been delayed in the case of a man accused of stabbing another man in east Emporia earlier this month.


Cody Risner, 27, is accused of stabbing Tyler Ray Smith after an argument in the 1200 block of Triplett Drive on Oct. 1. Authorities say the case developed after Smith was taken to Newman Regional Health. Risner has denied both the confrontation and stabbing Smith.

Risner will be back in court Nov. 22 for his prelim. He's formally charged with single counts of aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

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