Busy weekend for Jacksonville authorities
POSTED: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 1:20pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 3:37pm
Stabbing, fire, drive-by shooting, and narcotics investigations all underway
Jacksonville, TX (KETK) — Jacksonville authorities were busy this weekend with a stabbing, a fire, a drive-by shooting, and a drug arrest. All four are still under investigation.
The first occurred on Saturday night, just before 6:00 p.m on North Bolton Street.
Police tell us that it was the result of a domestic dispute. The suspect, L.T. Whitaker Jr, 39, was taken into custody after allegedly stabbing a woman in the side.
LT Whitaker / Jacksonville Police
The woman was hospitalized for her injuries and her condition is not known at this time. She was later identified as Alinda Bronson, 54.
Just down the road on South Bolton, only a few hours after the stabbing, firefighters battled a blaze at an East Texas Medical Center storage building.
The fire broke out around 9:00 p.m. It destroyed the building, which stored cabinets, doors, and old hospital beds.
Fortunately, nobody was injured in the fire. It is still under investigation, however Jacksonville firefighters tell KETK that it the cause will be difficult to determine, since so little of the storage building was left behind.
Authorities tell us that the fire was in no way connected to the domestic violence incident that happened on the same street earlier that night.
Finally, early Monday morning, Jacksonville Police were dispatched to a reported drive-by shooting. Authorities tell KETK that numerous shots were fired at a residence on Churchill St. around 1:30 a.m. The shooter hit the building as well as a vehicle out front.
Nobody was injured in the incident and, so far, no arrests have been made for the shooting. However, while investigating the drive-by, police found narcotics on scene. Authorities do believe the drugs are connected to the shooting, and one person has been taken into custody for the narcotics.
Keodrick Boyd, 17, has been charged with Possession of Marijuana.
Keodrick Boyd / Jacksonville Police
All of these incidents are still under investigation by either Jacksonville Police or the Jacksonville Fire Department.