Lufkin Police arrested a man who stabbed a woman multiple times at a homeless camp off U.S. 59 around 6:30 a.m. today.
Richard Lee Callahan, 40, of Vidor, was taken into
custody following the incident that occurred in a wooded area where he
and the woman had been staying across from Executive Inn & Suites in
the 100 block of Harmony Hill Drive.
Officers were called to the nearby LaQuinta Inn in
the 2000 block of South First Street after the woman came into the motel
lobby with stab wounds, yelling for help.
Callahan was arrested without incident a short time
later after responding officers saw him run into the woods. He was in
possession of a bloody knife at the time of his arrest.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where
medical staff determined she had been stabbed more than a dozen times.
She remained hospitalized as of Tuesday evening and is expected to
Callahan was taken to the Angelina County Jail on a
charge of aggravated assault. As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, he was still
The incident remains under investigation.
City of Lufkin