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Affidavit: Crockett man pretended to be his girlfriend, lured man in, ambushed him

Kykeedrian Shanks (Source: Houston County Jail) Kykeedrian Shanks (Source: Houston County Jail)
CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) -

Officers with Crockett Police Department arrested a 21-year-old man Tuesday in connection to allegations that he used his girlfriend’s cell phone to lure another man to her home and then ambushed him.

According to the arrest affidavit, Kykeedrian Bronshae Shanks knocked the other man to the ground and then punched, kicked, and stabbed him.

Shanks is still being held in the Houston County jail on a felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge and an unrelated Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.

The incident occurred on April 28, the affidavit stated. A Crockett PD officer was dispatched out to a home in the 100 block of Lewis Circle to talk to an assault victim. When he got there, the alleged victim told him he had gone to the home on Lewis Circle to visit a woman who had texted him to tell him to come over and see her because she was alone.

Once the alleged victim got to the home, he went to the back bedroom where the woman said she would be. He walked into the bedroom, and shined his cell phone light to discover that that woman was in bed asleep.

At that point, the bedroom light came on, and Shanks punched him, the affidavit stated. The alleged victim told police that after he was knocked to the floor, he was punched and kicked multiple times. The victim said all he could do was stay on the ground because Shanks continued to beat him, the affidavit stated.

After the woman pulled Shanks off the victim, he went to the police department looking for help. When a CPD officer asked the man why Shanks would attack him like that, the man said that Shanks was mad at him for hanging out with his girlfriend.

Around 12:15 a.m. that morning, the alleged victim got a phone call from Shanks, who said that he would beat him the next time he showed up at his house. Further investigation revealed that Shanks got on his girlfriend’s phone while she was asleep and pretended to be her, the affidavit stated.

[The victim] said he didn’t think it was Shanks because it sounded like something [Shanks’ girlfriend] would say,” the affidavit stated.

When emergency personnel arrived to treat the alleged victim, they discovered that he had numerous large bumps all over his head, along with cuts above his right eye. He was also bleeding from the nose and mouth.

Upon checking the alleged victim for other injuries, the paramedics found that he also had a large puncture on the right side of his back above his hip. When the CPD officer asked about the wound, the emergency personnel told him that it appeared that he had been stabbed with a sharp object.

The officer asked the alleged victim if he remembered getting stabbed in the scuffle with Shanks, and he said he recalled Shank having something knife-shaped in his hand. According to the affidavit, the man told police he didn’t feel getting stabbed because his shoulder was hurting so bad.

Further examination of the alleged victim revealed that his right shoulder was dislocated.
Later, the CPD officer spoke to Shanks’ girlfriend to get her side of the story. She told the officer that she woke up to the sound of Shanks and the victim fighting and was screaming for them to stop, the affidavit stated.

Shanks’ girlfriend also told police that her boyfriend got the upper hand on the victim and continued to beat the man. However, she told police that she didn’t see any kind of weapon before she separated the two men.

When the Crockett Police Department went to Shanks house on Lewis Circle to serve the assault arrest warrant on Tuesday, they took him into custody without incident and discovered a clear plastic baggie that contained what appeared to be marijuana, another arrest affidavit stated.

Shanks allegedly admitted that the marijuana was his.

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