CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - A Crockett woman who was arrested for allegedly using a steak knife to stab another woman was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
"Angela McKnight was found not guilty by reason of insanity," Houston County District Attorney Donna Gordon Kaspar said Tuesday. "We agreed that she was insane at the time of the offense based on her behavior after being stopped by law enforcement and the evaluation by a psychiatrist. She is being sent to a mental institution under a civil by reason of insanity."
When McKnight was arrested back in July of 2016, she was charged with first-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.
According to the arrest affidavit, after an investigator with the Houston County Sheriff's Office was assigned to the case, he learned that at about 6:05 a.m. on July 23, 2016, that a Trinity Police Department officer made a traffic stop on McKnight's vehicle and found that she had blood all over her and her clothes. The TPD officer also found that the vehicle McKnight was driving belonged to Patricia McCray Bolton.
When Trinity County Sheriff's Office deputies tried to talk to Bolton at her home, neither she nor her husband was home, the affidavit stated.
About 20 to 30 minutes later, the HCSO investigator was told by dispatch that Bolton had been found at a location known as "The 4-Mile Park" about two miles south of the Crockett city limits. A witness told authorities that Bolton appeared to have an injury and a lot of bleeding. The witness also said that Bolton was barely moving, but she was breathing, the affidavit stated.
The HCSO investigator learned that Bolton told a law enforcement officer at the scene that McKnight caused her to "have the pain, injury, and bleeding Bolton had encountered because [McKnight] thought Bolton called the police on her," the affidavit stated.
During an interview at the Trinity Police Department, McKnight allegedly admitted to having a steak knife while she was driving Bolton's car. The HCSO investigator noticed blood all over the passenger side of the vehicle, where Bolton had been sitting. Blood was also found on the steak knife, the affidavit stated.
Texas Ranger Steve Geeder read McKnight her Miranda rights. She was arrested after she waived her rights and spoke to authorities about what had happened, the affidavit stated.