Suspect in Corrigan stabbing death turns himself in to Texas Ranger

Suspect in Corrigan stabbing death turns himself in to Texas Ranger
Damarcus Jackson (Source: Kathlina Bean)
Damarcus Jackson (Source: Kathlina Bean)

CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) - On Monday, the suspect in the Saturday morning stabbing death of 21-year-old Damarcus Jackson turned himself into authorities.

According to Sgt. Harold Rapsilver, a spokesman for the Corrigan Police Department, Steven White and his attorney met with Texas Ranger Ryan Clendennen said shortly after 3 p.m. Monday at a Livingston business.

After White turned himself in, he was taken to the Polk County Jail on a murder warrant. Rapsilver said no bail amount has been set at this time, and White has not finished the booking process yet.

Jackson was killed at 201 West 2nd Street in Corrigan early Saturday morning. On Sunday, some of Jackson's family members said that White was abusing Jackson's cousin, TaiAnna Harrell. They said that Jackson forced his way into the home in an effort to help Harrell.

"Damarcus was trying to break it up.  And in between that he ended up stabbing him in the chest.  They wrestled a little bit.  And that's how he stabbed him in the chest," said Kathlina Bean, Jackson's mother.

Bean said she could see three of the stab wounds, even in the darkness.

"But by the time I make it over there, Damarcus is already laying in the street," Bean said. "He was already gone at that time."

Trea Williams and Bean said the crime scene began at the home belonging to Ruth Graham, then spilled out from the carport onto Highway 287, which is also West 2nd Street, and over onto the grounds of the First United Methodist Church, where Jackson collapsed and died.

White fled the scene after he allegedly stabbed Jackson multiple times.

Bean said her son's life had turned around.  He had recently started going to church regularly with his grandmother, started a new job with What-A-Burger and had a new fiancé.

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