ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested a 23-year-old Lufkin man in connection to allegations that he got into an argument with his girlfriend and then stabbed her multiple times on April 24.
Rexie Roy McMullen III is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, a third-degree felony assault of a family member with a previous conviction charge, and a Class A misdemeanor assault causing injury to a family member causing bodily injury. His bail amount has been set at $1,000 on the assault of a family member with a previous conviction charge.
According to the arrest affidavit, an ACSO deputy was dispatched to a home in the 4000 block of Cheeseland Road in the morning of April 24 in reference to a woman who had been stabbed. The woman told dispatch that McMullen, her boyfriend, had stabbed her, but she didn't need an ambulance.
The affidavit stated that the ACSO deputy knew the woman because he had taken an assault family violence report from her two weeks earlier.
When the deputy got to the woman's home, he noticed a plastic chair on the porch, and its arm had what appeared to be blood all over it, the affidavit stated. The ACSO deputy looked through the open front door and saw the woman crying as she sat on a couch.
Upon entering the home, the ACSO deputy noticed that the woman was bleed profusely from what appeared to be a puncture wound on her left leg near her shin, the affidavit stated. He also noticed blood all over the blanket she was sitting on.
At that point, the deputy called dispatch and asked for them to send an ambulance to that address.
Although she was still crying and upset, the woman told the deputy what had happened. She said that she and McMullen had been arguing on the couch when he suddenly grabbed her knife, the affidavit stated. The woman told the deputy that she keeps her pocket knife "out and open" for defense.
According to the affidavit, when McMullen grabbed the woman's knife, he stabbed her in the upper left arm, back left shoulder, outer left thigh and inner thighs.
The woman told the deputy that after the assault, she ran to the bathroom and cleaned herself up, the affidavit stated. She allegedly told the deputy that after she showered, "Things calmed down."
However, later the couple was lying in bed together when the woman again brought up the situation they had been arguing about earlier. McMullen allegedly jumped out of the bed, pulled a different knife, and stabbed her in the lower left leg.
Once the attack was over, McMullen ran to his vehicle and left the scene, the affidavit stated.
The woman provided the ACSO deputy with descriptions of the knives McMullen used, along with a description of his vehicle and its license plate number.
As another deputy talked to the woman, the first ACSO deputy on the scene took pictures of the crime scene and tire tracks outside and collected the bloody sheet from the bed as evidence.
After the woman gathered some spared clothes together, the deputy took her to the East Texas Women's Shelter after she was treated at CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.
McMullen was arrested after a similar incident involving a different woman in April of 2015.
ACSO deputies arrested McMullen and his then-girlfriend after they had been fighting for several days. He was booked into the jail on a misdemeanor assault charge, and his then-girlfriend was arrested on a third-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.
According to the sheriff's office report, the couple had been fighting for two days, when ACSO deputies were dispatched out to a home in the 300 block of Plantation Drive.
The report stated that McMullen slammed his then-girlfriend's head into a wall several times. Then, after they took a break, they started fighting again. This time, McMullen had a hammer and the woman had a knife, the report stated.
Right before the deputies arrived on the scene, the woman allegedly cut McMullen's thumb.
One of the deputies said in the report that it was obvious that the couple had been fighting for a while because there were broken dishes and holes in the home's sheetrock.