Early morning text message leads to stabbing

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 16:48:27-04

A Corpus Christi man is recovering after he was stabbed over the weekend.

Police were called out to a convenience store in the 6800 block of Everhart Road just before 6:00 am Saturday morning.

When police arrived, they say they found a man with stab wounds and he told officers he got into an argument with his significant other after receiving a text message. The victim told officers the argument escalated into a fight over a cell phone and he was stabbed by the suspect.

The victim was transported to a hospital as officers tried to locate the suspect inside a nearby apartment complex

Police later discovered the suspect sitting in her car and took her into custody.

Police say 25-year old Lechel Booker was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and family violence.

Officers added the male victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.