Groveton man pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in connection to a 2012
stabbing at the Lufkin Lanes bowling alley.
pre-sentencing investigation, an Angelina County judge will issue Brian Keith
the Live Oak Police Department arrested Kelley on May 1, 2012, and charged him with
According to Lufkin Police spokesman Det. J.B. Smith, the Trinity County
Sheriff's Office is to credit for the arrest. Smith said police requested the
office locate and arrest Kelley after believing he was there. However, the
office linked Kelley to an address in Live Oak. Live Oak Police arrested him
Police requested the warrant following the investigation to an April
21 encounter between two groups of people which ended in William Chunn
being stabbed in the throat.
According to the police report, officers were dispatched to a disturbance
involving a stabbing in the 900 block of South Chestnut Street around midnight,
Saturday, April 21. While en route to the scene, officers were advised that
possible gunshots had been fired. When they arrived on the scene, officers were
told the suspects had just left the scene. The vehicle described to officers
was located by another responding officer just a short distance away, and it
Inside the bowling alley, officers found the victim with an apparent stab
wound to the neck. Officers secured the scene, and the victim was transported
to Woodland Heights Hospital by Lufkin Fire Department EMS.
Officers gathered from victim and witness statements at the scene that an
argument erupted between two groups of intoxicated people over a racial comment
that was made by someone in one of the groups. The verbal argument escalated
into a physical altercation out in the parking lot. Officers say it was
reported that it took everyone several seconds to realize that the victim had
been stabbed to the front left of his throat during the confrontation.
Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that a handgun had been
displayed after the stabbing had been discovered. However, no shots were fired.
At the time of report, the victim was to taken by Life Flight to Hermann
Hospital in Houston. The two people in the vehicle, that were stopped leaving
the scene, are believed to be suspects involved in this incident. They were
both arrested on unrelated charges. The case is being investigated by
detectives and further information will be released pending that investigation.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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