Breckenridge Texan

One person injured during weekend stabbing

July 24
08:53 2018

A man was stabbed during an altercation Sunday morning, July 22, at the Plaza Motel on U.S. Highway 180 West.

According to Stephens County Sheriff Will Holt, the incident stemmed from a family violence situation between a boyfriend and girlfriend who had been in an on-again, off-again relationship. He said dispatchers received an emergency call at 9:24 a.m. reporting a stabbing and requesting an ambulance at that location.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested at the scene for allegedly stabbing her 38-year-old boyfriend in the chest with a pocket knife, Holt said.

The couple had stayed at the motel in the room with the victim’s mother a few days earlier, but she reportedly had asked both of them to move out of the room, which they did. Then late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, the man went to the motel alone and wanted a place to stay for the night, so his mother let him stay there. The next morning, Holt said, the girlfriend showed up at the location and the situation turned violent.

Holt said when the initial emergency call came in, the deputy sheriff who was on duty at the time was on the opposite side of the county and would take a while to get to the scene. A supervisor with the Breckenridge Police Department responded to the call and arrived on the scene first, followed by Holt, Chief Deputy Kevin Roach and later by the on-duty deputy. Sacred Cross Emergency Medical Service also responded to the call.

Firefighters from the Breckenridge Fire Department were also dispatched to the scene to help block the road and set up a landing pad for an air ambulance. However, Holt said, once the Sacred Cross emergency crew assessed the victim’s wounds, they determined that an air ambulance was not needed.

The victim was transported by ambulance to the Emergency Room at Stephens Memorial Hospital. Holt said because the victim was uncooperative, the ambulance crew requested that an officer ride with them to the emergency room.

The sheriff said both subjects, by their own admission, were under the influence of methamphetamine and showed signs of being intoxicated by methamphetamine.

Holt said the emergency room physician said the victim’s wounds did not appear to be life-threatening and, as of Monday afternoon, the victim remained hospitalized in an out-of-town hospital, where he was later transferred as a precautionary measure and to have a specialist surgeon examine his wounds.

The suspect remained in the Stephens County Jail Monday afternoon with her bond set at $20,000.

The incident remains under investigation by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office.

Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

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