15-year-old stabbed at brawl at Nacogdoches' Eastwood Terrace - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

15-year-old stabbed at brawl at Nacogdoches' Eastwood Terrace

Eastwood Terrace Apartments in Nacogdoches was the scene of a large fight Sunday night. (Source: KTRE Staff) Eastwood Terrace Apartments in Nacogdoches was the scene of a large fight Sunday night. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Residents talk about a 15 year old boy who is believed to have gotten stabbed during the disturbance. (Source: KTRE Staff) Residents talk about a 15 year old boy who is believed to have gotten stabbed during the disturbance. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Residents and church volunteers who serve meals to the children at Eastwood say children and teens living in the complex do not have enough to do during Spring Break. (Source: KTRE Staff) Residents and church volunteers who serve meals to the children at Eastwood say children and teens living in the complex do not have enough to do during Spring Break. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Police say large fights aren’t an uncommon complaint during Spring Break. (Source: KTRE Staff) Police say large fights aren’t an uncommon complaint during Spring Break. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

The first hours of spring break started out violently at a Nacogdoches apartment complex.

A 15-year-old boy is believed to have been stabbed during a large fight at Eastwood Terrace on E.J. Campbell Boulevard. Police say the teen is in serious condition but is expected to survive.

Nacogdoches police officers are accustomed to breaking up such disturbances during spring break.

On Monday, Eastwood Terrace Apartment Complex residents started venturing out of their government subsidized apartments around noon. The talk on the street by all ages was the fight the night before involving a crowd of about 50 to 70.

“People that don't even live around here that be starting the fight,” said Vivian Wade, an Eastwood Terrace resident. That's what I heard about last night, saying these people don't even stay out here."

Children talked of seeing a gun and finding a knife.

“Somebody found it out there on the ground,” one child said.

Children and adults said they heard Tasers before police arrived. Police couldn't verify the street talk, and continued their investigation which began on this playground where youngsters hung out Monday.

Witnesses said young adults and teens had been arguing there all day Sunday. Around 6:30 that evening, police were called to a large fight when a 15-year-old with stab wounds walked up to the officer for help.

“I don't feel like they should be cutting on kids,” Nicole Soto said. That's not right."

A police spokesman said such large fights are common during spring break. Charles Curl, who grew up in Eastwood, said he agrees.

"The only thing they do is run around and gang up with each other,” Charles Curl said. “And they have nothing to do."

Charles Curl and his wife Vanessa said they attempt to keep children occupied with at least a good meal. The Davis Memorial Ministry delivers meals to the children Monday through Friday, the entire year.

“We do the best we can, and my heart just goes out to those that have to be around it or affiliated with it,” Vanessa Curl said.

The environment can make growing up tough. It was one reason why a 4-year-old girl caught playing with a pretend knife had the toy snatched away by her grandmother.

“I don't approve of it,” Wade said. “I don't approve of my kids playing with no kind of weapons.”

Police said Monday there was no suspect by name. Detectives are actively working the case.

Copyright 2015 KTRE. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Developing: Lufkin Police confirmed shots fired in Crown Colony

    Developing: Lufkin Police confirmed shots fired in Crown Colony

    Sunday, November 19 2017 4:53 PM EST2017-11-19 21:53:47 GMT

    Lufkin PD spokeswoman, Jessica Pebsworth, has stated that a person is barricaded inside of a home. 

    More >>

    Lufkin PD spokeswoman, Jessica Pebsworth, has stated that a person is barricaded inside of a home. 

    More >>
  • Drivers have been identified in two-car accident near Angelina- Polk county line

    Drivers have been identified in two-car accident near Angelina- Polk county line

    Sunday, November 19 2017 2:52 PM EST2017-11-19 19:52:26 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff

    The drivers involved in two-car accident earlier this week on U.S. 59 near Clark’s Ferry road have been identified. 

    More >>

    The drivers involved in two-car accident earlier this week on U.S. 59 near Clark’s Ferry road have been identified. 

    More >>
  • Lufkin's Community Food Drive built on woman's legacy

    Lufkin's Community Food Drive built on woman's legacy

    Saturday, November 18 2017 9:28 PM EST2017-11-19 02:28:07 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff
    The Community Food Drive in Lufkin is special to some because of the large amount of people it brings together from all walks of life.  "It's just like so many different people, very diverse," said volunteer, Priscilla Gonzalez. "It's just kind of cool to see all these people coming together to do one thing." For others, like Keith Kennedy, it's all about the service being provided to the greater community. "They're in miracle territory,...More >>
    The Community Food Drive in Lufkin is special to some because of the large amount of people it brings together from all walks of life.  "It's just like so many different people, very diverse," said volunteer, Priscilla Gonzalez. "It's just kind of cool to see all these people coming together to do one thing." For others, like Keith Kennedy, it's all about the service being provided to the greater community. "They're in miracle territory,...More >>
Powered by Frankly