Stabbing victim air lifted to Ft. Worth hospital

A 24-year-old man was reported to be in critical condition following a stabbing early Saturday morning.

Weatherford police have arrested 43-year-old Aaron Wayne McClure of Arizona, and charged him with 2nd degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Shortly before 3 a.m., officers were dispatched to Weatherford Regional Medical Center, where staff told police they had an intoxicated patient with multiple stab wounds to his chest and neck area.

A witness who was with the man at the hospital told officers that he and the victim and McClure had been drinking at a residence in the 300 block of Cherry Street earlier that night.

The witness said he was later awakened by McClure and the man arguing in another room.

He said he went into the dining room and saw McClure pull a knife approximately 6 inches in length from the victim’s chest, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The witness reportedly separated the two men and arranged for the victim to be taken to the hospital and McClure to his truck.

The Weatherford Democrat says McClure was found at a truck stop in Weatherford hiding in the sleeper cab of a Kenworth truck, his hands and clothes covered in blood, according to police.

McClure declined to talk with police investigators and was taken to the Parker County Jail. He remained there Monday afternoon with bond set at $50,000, according to jail records.

The victim, who reportedly suffered an arterial bleed, was air lifted to a hospital in Fort Worth.

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