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Stabbing sends one to hospital
Trinity Standard -

TRINITY – A 28-year-old Trinity man was in satisfactory condition Tuesday, July 13, after being stabbed Friday, July 9, during a family dispute. Akeem Micheaux Weathersby was take by Life Flight air ambulance to a Houston hospital Friday night after sustaining a stab wound in his chest. The victim’s brother, Corey D. Weathersby, 25, of Trinity was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident. He was released from custody Tuesday after posting a $10,000 bond. According to Trinity County Sheriff Ralph Montemayor, the incident was reported about 7:45 p.m,. Friday, July 9, in front of a residence at 206 English Lane, just outside the Trinity City Limits. “The argument actually began at their mother’s residence inside the city but the two brothers separated and then got back together outside the city where the argument continued,” he said. Deputy Larry Barak was the first county officer on the scene and the investigation is being handled by Criminal Investigator Ronnie Hunt. Because of the proximity to the city, city officers initially responded to the incident and secured the scene, allowing the ambulance to arrive. Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said his department received a number of calls complaining about the delay in the arrival of the ETMC ambulance, “The ambulance is not going to go into a crime scene until it has been secured by officers,” Jones said. “If there is a shooting or stabbing incident, ambulance personnel could end up rolling up and being confronted by someone with a gun or knife. They are not trained to handle situations like that.” Jones said that when a crime scene emergency is reported, the ambulance will be dispatched and then stage near the scene until given the okay by law enforcement officers to move in.


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