Crime

Temple Police on Thursday arrested a suspect in a stabbing that left one man injured.

The incident occurred at about 12:34 p.m. at the Frances Graham Hall Apartments, 100 N. Seventh St.

Officers called to the disturbance located an adult male in the area and took him into custody.

The man who was stabbed had injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening and was transported to Baylor Scott & White  Medical Center-Temple.

The investigation continues, police said.

Recent stabbing

Temple officers responded to a stabbing incident at about 11:50 p.m. Feb. 28 in the 1800 block of South Ninth Street.

A woman told police she and a known male got into an argument after she initially invited him over then changed her mind. The man showed up and forced the front door open, police spokeswoman Alejandra Arreguin said.

The suspect entered the property with his pistol pointed directly at the victim. However, the victim advised that the intended target was a male subject, but she was in the way.

The male then jumped in front of the suspect and stabbed him with a knife, causing minor injury, before he fled. Officers observed minor cuts to the right arms and left cheek are of the suspect, who refused medical treatment.

The victim did not wish to file charges so the case is inactive, Arreguin said.

Assault incident

A woman reported to police that she was assaulted by an unknown male outside the CEFCO store located at 3805 S. 31st St.

The incident occurred at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 23 when the male gave the woman cash and asked her to buy cigarettes for him, Arreguin said.

The woman attempted to buy cigarettes but was refused by the clerk because she said she knew they were for a minor. The male approached the woman later, asked for his money back and pushed the victim.

He attempted to take her backpack off, pulling her to the ground and dragging her for a short distance.

The woman returned the money and the male left.

The woman had grass stains on her pants, a broken shoelace and broken backpack strap. She did not need medical attention and the case is inactive, Arreguin said.

Burglary charge

Temple officers responded to a burglary of a habitation call at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the 1500 block of South Third Street.

The victim told police a suspect, 29-year-old Justin Cody Medrano, arrived at the home and forced open a doggy door to enter.

Medrano was seen removing items from inside the house without permission before leaving the residence, Arreguin said.

Medrano, 29, was located at a home in the 1500 block of South Seventh Street and was transported to Bell County Jail. He is charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony, and remained jailed Thursday in lieu of a $50,000 bond.