Suspect arrested in stabbing
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:06 PM
The incident which occurred on East Broadway Thursday has led to the arrest of Juan Lopez Martinez,44, of Gaines County.
Martinez was arrested for without incident at about 1 p.m. Tuesday in Gaines County and was taken to the Gaines County Law Enforcement Center.
At about 4:18 p.m. on Thursday, Brownfield police interviewed a 49-year-old male victim who claimed he had just been stabbed in the arm by someone at a residence located across the street from the station.
Not divulging the name of the victim, police said the incident occurred near the 300 block of E. Broadway. The alleged victim claimed to be talking to the 45-year-old female resident about a car when Martinez allegedly appeared on the scene.
An altercation ensued between Martinez and the victim with Martinez allegedly stabbing the victim in his upper left arm with an unknown object. The subject then fled the scene and the victim walked over to the police station to report the incident.
The victim was taken to Brownfield Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.