Man charged in connection with early April stabbing in Wichita Falls

Man charged in connection with early April stabbing in Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A Wichita Falls man wanted for his alleged involvement in an aggravated assault in early April has turned himself in.

Jessie Arizola, 29, was booked into the Wichita Co. Jail on Monday for aggravated assault.

The charge stems from a call to the WFPD on the night of April 6, 2018. Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Borton Street in reference to an assault.

When officers arrived, they found the victim sitting on the curb with multiple stab wounds. The victim was rushed to United Regional for emergency surgery.

A witness told police he saw three people fighting in the street. During the altercation, the witness described someone who matched Arizola's description strike the victim several times.

Officers responded to the emergency room at United Regional and learned the two other people involved had been brought to the hospital by private vehicle.

One was identified as Arizola. Arizola was being treated for minor cuts and a woman was being treated for a stab wound on her right arm and shoulder area.

When detectives spoke with Arizola and the woman involved, the woman said Arizola and the victim got into an argument while they were in her vehicle traveling on Borton Street.

The woman said she was stabbed during the altercation between Arizola and the victim, but did not know by who.

After the altercation, the woman then drove to a home in the 1400 block of Cortez Drive with Arizola. The woman's mother brought her and Arizola to the ER.

When officers spoke with Arizola, he changed his story a few times before admitting to having a knife during the fight with the victim, according to the arrest warrant.

Medical personnel also turned over a pocket knife, cell phone and paper envelope with money inside to police that was found in bed Arizola was in at the ER.

After the victim was out of surgery, he told detectives Arizola stabbed him following an altercation inside the vehicle that spilled onto the street.

The victim said the woman was accidentally stabbed while trying to separate the two. A warrant for Arizola's arrest was issued on April 13.

He was our Manhunt Monday suspect on Monday, April 16, and turned himself in on Monday.

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