***CLARIFICATION 08-04-21*** Midland County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the street where the stabbing occurred is NCR 1138, not SCR 1138 as listed in the affidavit. The same individual who brought this to Rob Tooke’s attention, who is a friend of the victim, said there was not a gathering at the nephew-in-law’s house on July 28th, and the only person drinking alcohol was the suspect. The suspect was near the nephew-in-law’s house, but not on the nephew-in-law’s property. Furthermore, the suspect was not physically at the nephew-in-law’s house until 4 A.M. the next morning, when the attack occurred. The friend of the victim said that the extended family owns a large plot of land where several houses lie. The friend said the initial altercation was outside, on the property, between the suspect’s home and one of the other homes.
***CLARIFICATION 08-03-21*** Our reporter Rob Tooke was messaged by an individual who said, the street where the stabbing occurred, is not SCR 1138 as listed in the affidavit, but instead, NCR 1138. This individual said they initially called 911 on July 28th. We are seeking a response from MCSO in the morning for an official answer. All photos of SCR 1138 have been removed.
MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar) – A Midland County man is accused of stabbing his own relative.
60-year-old Raymond Lee Williams has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Felony 2).
Midland County Sheriff’s Deputies got the call on Thursday, July 29th, for a report of a stabbing victim. It was early in the morning, just before 5.
According to a probable cause affidavit, deputies responded to NCR 1138 (see clarification above). That’s where they found Williams, the uncle-in-law of the stabbing victim. But the problems began long before that encounter.
The court document reads, around 10 the night before, Williams was drinking beer and whiskey in the area of his nephew-in-law’s house (see clarification above). According to the affidavit, at some point, witnesses said Williams began yelling, cursing, and pushing others around. That’s when the suspect’s nephew-in-law went to restrain him from hurting anyone.
The affidavit says that law enforcement was called. Before deputies could arrive, Williams had left the scene to drive back to his home. Witnesses said that Williams became “very angry” at his nephew-in-law for having been restrained.
The affidavit goes on to say, deputies spoke to Williams’ wife. She said, when Williams returned home, he continued to drink alcoholic beverages, including “Fireball Whiskey.” The wife left the house because she was in fear and said Williams would become aggressive when drinking alcoholic beverages.
At approximately 4 in the morning on July 29th, the court document reads that Williams drove back to his nephew-in-law’s house, but this time, not to drink. Williams parked behind his nephew-in-law’s vehicle. The nephew-in-law was sleeping inside of the vehicle and was woken up by Williams’ headlights.
The affidavit says that Williams got out of his vehicle with a “large knife,” and told his nephew-in-law, “I’m going to kill you,” which was heard by the nephew-in-law and another witness. The nephew-in-law got out his vehicle, but before he could react, Williams began stabbing and slicing the victim with a “large knife” on the right side of the victim’s body, from the shoulder to the victim’s waist, according to the court document. The nephew-in-law was able to take Williams to the ground, remove the knife, and restrain Williams until deputies arrived. The victim was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital for his injuries, which included two stab wounds and a large slice to the right shoulder, which required a total of 16 stitches.
Williams is being held at the Midland County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.