Merkel Police arrest suspect after Sunday night stabbing

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MERKEL, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Merkel Police have identified a man who is in critical condition after a reported stabbing Sunday night.

According to a news release issued by Merkel Police, 33-year-old Eric Jerome Reyes from Merkel is in critical condition at a nearby hospital after the incident.

Police say they responded to a disturbance call in the 1400 block of Sunset in Merkel around 10:30 Sunday night, where they found Reyes suffering from numerous stab wounds.

Law enforcement took immediate possession of a 9 and 13-year-old female witnesses, who were later in a minor car accident while being transported from the Abilene law enforcement center.

After conducting interviews, 20-year-old Angel Salas was arrested and taken to the Taylor County Jail, where he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and that additional charges could be forthcoming.

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