Sergeant Rob Thomas arrests the alledged attacker.
Traffic Altercation Leads to Stabbing in South Polk County, ACE, April 11, 2009 - According to witnesses, what started as a traffic altercation led to the stabbing of a Wild Country resident. At approximately 10:45 pm on April 10, 2009, near the intersection of US-146 and FM-2610, a traffic altercation occurred that escalated into a violent scene. Wild Country resident Charles Ray Lester was stabbed multiple times in the back. The assailant (whose name has not yet been released) was held until Polk County Sheriff's Deputies Sergeant Rob Thomas, Jaime Bouie, and Darren Crow arrived. The suspect was placed under arrest and detained at Polk County Jail. Charles Ray Lester lay in the grass as firemen from the South Polk County Volunteer Fire Department and friends tried their best to tend to him until EMS personnel from Americare Ambulance Service arrived and were able to treat Lester at the scene. Lester was transported by Americare to Ace Baptist Church about 2 miles away where a PHI helicopter transported him to Hermann Hospital in Houston. The scene was cleared shortly before midnight. At time of press, the condition of Lester and the name(s) of the person(s) responsible for stabbing him are not yet known to PolkCountyToday.com. As details from the incident emerge, PolkCountyToday.com will post updates.