Upshur DA releases name of East Mountain stabbing victim
Gilmer, Tx — Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd on Monday released the name of a 35-year-old Longview man who died after being stabbed in the city of East Mountain on July 28.
Byrd identified him as Billy Gene Stewart. A suspect in the stabbing, 46-year-old James Nathaniel Nash of East Mountain, remains jailed on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but the matter will be presented to the county grand jury as a murder case, Byrd said.
The assault charge was filed before Stewart died in the emergency room at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, said authorities.
See the full report on the Longview News-Journal's website.