WFPD makes two arrests in stabbing case

WFPD makes two arrests in stabbing case
Two people arrested after allegedly attempting to rob a man with a gun during a suspected drug deal. (Source: Pixabay.com)

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The Wichita Falls Police Department has confirmed two people were arrested following a robbery attempt during an alleged drug deal on Friday.

Branden Decker, 18, and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with Aggravated Robbery. A second 16-year-old boy was involved in the incident but has not been arrested at this time.

18-year-old Branden Decker was arrested for allegedly trying to rob a man during a suspected drug deal.
18-year-old Branden Decker was arrested for allegedly trying to rob a man during a suspected drug deal. (Source: WCSO)

Shortly after noon on Friday, police responded to the 2600 block of Iowa Park Road for an assault with weapons call. When they arrived, they spoke with the 20-year-old victim, who told police he had been robbed and assaulted.

The victim said he had been in contact with Decker, who was a friend of his, on social media and had agreed to buy marijuana from him.

Friday, Decker and the two 16-year-old boys arrived at the victim’s apartment to make the transaction, according to police.

The victim told police one of the juveniles pointed what he believed to be a gun at him and demanded money. Police said the victim told them he would not give them money and walked to the balcony of the apartment.

The other juvenile followed him outside and began assaulting him. During the struggle, the victim stabbed the juvenile suspect and the three suspects ran from the apartment and drove away in a vehicle.

Later, police found Decker and one of the juveniles in a car in the parking lot of United Regional hospital. The other juvenile was receiving treatment for his stab wound.

The two were removed from the car and arrested. Officers noticed a gun in the vehicle and determined it to be a BB gun. As of Monday afternoon, Decker remained in the Wichita County Jail with a bond of $50,000.

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