NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department arrested a 25-year-old man late Thursday night in connection to allegations that he got into an argument at a club and used a pocket knife to stab another man.
Christian Geovannye Salinas, of Irving is still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.
According to the arrest affidavit, Nacogdoches PD officers made contact with Salinas at 2304 North Street at about 12:13 a.m. Friday after he was described as the suspect that was involved in a stabbing that occurred at Mackelmore's Ale House and Bistro at about 11:48 Thursday night.
Multiple witnesses including the victim gave a description of Salinas that included him wearing a chef's jacket with his name on it.
"Witnesses state that Salinas was observed inside the bar arguing with several others when he made a swift movement toward the victim and stabbed him with an unknown object at the time," the affidavit stated.
At that point, Salinas and another person quickly left the bar, the affidavit stated. Officers with the Stephen F. Austin University Police Department spotted Salinas and the other individual trying leave the scene 2017 Toyota Tundra.
After the SFA UPD officers detained Salinas, they found folding pocket knife a few feet from where he and the other person had originally been parked.
Salinas was arrested at the scene and taken to the county jail.
According Texas Department of Criminal Justice records, Salinas pleaded guilty to a felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge in Nacogdoches County's 145th Judicial District Courtroom in May of 2012, and he was sentenced to four years of probation.
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office arrested Salinas on that charge on Aug. 2, 2011. He was one of four suspects in a gang-related beating in which the victim was beaten with an AK-47 semiautomatic rifle.