Hearing Set For West Frankfort Man Accused in Stabbing

Franklin Co. — A preliminary hearing is set for Friday for a West Frankfort man charged with two counts of aggravated battery. Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens recently filed two separate battery charges against Richard Espinoza in connection to a recent stabbing incident. The West Frankfort Police Department continues to investigate this case. Espinoza is being held in the Franklin County Jail. His bail is set at $200,000.