NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 43-year-old man late Tuesday night after he allegedly got into a fight at a residence on FM 2259 and stabbed two people.
Paul Thomas Swindell, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on two first-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon - date or family member charges. No bail has been set at this time.
According to the arrest affidavit, NCSO deputies responded to a house in the 7400 block of FM 2259 at about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday. When they got to the scene, they found Swindell standing in the front door way. He allegedly appeared to be drunk and had blood on his face and hands.
Swindell told the deputies that he had just stabbed two people inside the home. When the deputies went inside the residence, they found two victims bleeding from apparent stab wounds, the affidavit stated. One man had been stabbed in the chest and the other had been stabbed in the stomach.
Both victims and a witness told the deputies got into a verbal altercation with the two victims, picked up a steak knife, and stabbed each man once, the affidavit stated.
According to the affidavit, one of the victims was a relative of Swindell's and the other was his roommate.
Swindell was arrested at the scene without any further incident and taken to the jail.