On Aug. 5, 2019, at approximately 9:40pm, officers with the New Braunfels Police Department were called to the 2900 block of Town Center Drive in the Creekside shopping center for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived and found that the victim, a 20-year old male from San Antonio, had been taken from the scene by several friends to nearby Resolute Hospital with a stab wound to the abdomen.
Officers located the victim and his friends at the hospital, and after some investigation, were able to determine the identity of the attacker and his address in Schertz, TX. NBPD investigators contacted Schertz Police and the suspect was located and detained at his residence in the 500 block of Exchange Ave. in Schertz. The suspect was then returned to New Braunfels while the investigation continued and he was eventually placed under arrest. 21-year old Jared Grey Herrington of Schertz was then transported to the Comal County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (a 1st degree felony) and with Tampering with Evidence (a 3rd degree felony). As of this release he remains in custody and bond has not yet been set.
The initial results of the investigation indicate that the stabbing was not a random attack, but part of a dispute over a mutual love interest. The victim was eventually transported by ground EMS to the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) where he remains in stable condition. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.