Kilgore police responding to reports of gunshots at an apartment complex Thursday also arrested a woman in a separate stabbing incident, officials said Monday.
Ray-Neishia Diana Kirven, 27, of Kilgore is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was released from the Gregg County Jail on bonds totaling $20,000 on Saturday.
Assistant Chief Johnathan Gage said in a statement that KPD received an emergency 911 call in reference to shots fired in the area of Meadowgreen Apartments, located at 1904 Meadowgreen Drive, around 10:27 p.m. Thursday.
“As officers approached the location, a white passenger car was observed fleeing the area at a high rate of speed,” the statement read. “Officers conducted a traffic stop on the white passenger car simultaneously as the other responding officers arrived at the apartment complex.”
Officers then learned the driver of the white car, identified as Kirven, had been involved in an assault at the apartment complex, seemingly unrelated to the incident involving shots being fired.
“The Kilgore Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit responded to the scene and conducted the follow-up investigation,” Gage said. “Through the investigation, detectives and officers concluded there was a separate incident involving Kirven and two other subjects who had been in a physical altercation at the apartment complex.”
The report noted a 19-year-old man was stabbed with a knife by Kirven when he attempted to intervene in the altercation and stop the fight.
“Kirven was ultimately arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2X),” Gage said. “The stabbing victim was transported to a local hospital where the victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Through the course of the investigation, the initial shots fired call was a separate incident and no one was injured. This case is also being investigated separately by the Criminal Investigation Unit.”