22-year-old charged in fatal Longview hospital stabbing
POSTED: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:10pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 5:24pm
Longview, Texas (KETK) — The suspect in a fatal stabbing Tuesday morning at Good Shepherd Medical Center has been identified.
According to the Gregg County District Clerk's office, Kyron Templeton, 22, was arraigned on murder charges and four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Templeton allegedly stabbed five people, including a nurse, Gail Sandidge, who later died from injuries, Tuesday morning around 7:00 a.m. One victim is reported to be in critical condition while three are said to be in good condition.
Templeton's Facebook page says he is a graduate of Longview High School and is employed by Wal-Mart. He was also arrested in January 2011 for theft, according to Gregg County judicial records.
According to a search warrant, obtained by KETK, Detective Trevor Yates said one of the stabbing victims identified a black man, wearing a blue shirt and gray sweatpants, stabbed her.
When Templeton reportedly fled the scene, Officer Kirby Deloach was dispatched to search for him and eventually saw him wearing a white tank top, carrying the blue shirt in his hand, running from the hospital. Templeton allegedly told Deloach "they" were trying to kill his mother.
His bond has been set at $2 million for the murder and $150,000 per aggravated assault charge.