1 arrested in Saturday night Tyler stabbing, suspect being held on $1 million bond

1 arrested in Saturday night Tyler stabbing, suspect being held on $1 million bond
Smith County Judicial Records

POSTED: Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 6:16am

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 4:58pm

Tyler Police have arrested a suspect who allegedly stabbed a man late Saturday night.

John Grimes IV, 25, was arrested and charged with capital murder after police responded to a home in the 500 block of East Brow Street to find the body of Tony Jeter, 65.

Around 11:09 p.m., police were dispatched to the residence and upon arrival found Jeter with a fatal knife wound.

Grimes has an extensive criminal record including the following:

  • Bail jumping
  • Assault/Family violence
  • Assault to a family member causing bodily injury
  • Public intoxication
  • Failure to maintain financial responsibility
  • 3 counts of marijuana possession

The nature of the relationship between Grimes and Jeter, as well as a motive, have not yet been made available.

Grimes was booked into Smith County Jail on $1 million bond.

KETK will continue to update you as details are released.

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I grew up at 523 East Bow, about 4 houses down from Tony. First off let me say, if you spent more than two minutes with the guy you would know two things: He's a caring neighbor and he's mentally challenged. He was an innocent man. His mom died about a year before all of this happened and he was lonely and mourning. I provided me with a place to stay for about 3 months at one time. Eye for an eye, you deserve to suffer the same punishment Grimes. Tony the Tiger will be missed dearly. R.I.P

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