Man Arrested After Butcher Knife Assault

A one time murder suspect has been arrested in Longview for allegedly threatening to kill a woman with a butcher knife. 20 year old Kevin Andrew Cox was arrested by Longview police over the weekend at a Longview residence for aggravated assault in the beating of his girlfriend.

The victim told police Cox threatened her with "butcher" knives. Cox was the focus of a murder investigation two years ago when police were told by witnesses that he shot a 36 year old man to death.  Prosecutors dismissed the charges on lack of evidence.

He remains in the Gregg County jail on $5,000 bond.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.