Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 28, 2014

Jacksonville man charged in stabbing

Police investigate shooting

April Barbe
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — A Jacksonville man is charged with aggravated assault/family violence with a deadly weapon after a woman was stabbed Saturday.

L.T. Whitaker Jr., 39, was arrested at the scene on North Bolton Street, according to Jacksonville Police Detective Tonya Harris.

Officers arrived at the residence just before 6 p.m. to find a woman with a stab wound. She was transported to a nearby hospital. Her condition was unknown, Harris said.

Harris said Monday she could not release the woman's name.

In the early hours of Monday, a drive-by shooting occurred in the area of Churchill Street Harris said.

A driver reportedly drove down the street and fired shots at a residence and a vehicle parked nearby. Both the residence and vehicle were hit. No injuries were reported.

Once on scene, officers located narcotics at the residence. Possession of marijuana charges are pending.

Harris said the shooting remains under