UPDATED: Man arrested in stabbing of sheriff's deputies - FOX34 Lubbock

UPDATED: Man arrested in stabbing of sheriff's deputies

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LCSO and police are searching for the suspect, described as a black male,  5'8", wearing a gray shirt and black pants. He was last seen running northbound across the South Loop. LCSO and police are searching for the suspect, described as a black male, 5'8", wearing a gray shirt and black pants. He was last seen running northbound across the South Loop.
LUBBOCK, Texas -

A man is now in custody, accused of stabbing two Lubbock County Sheriff's Deputies Saturday.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a deputy was working security in uniform at the Wal-Mart off South Loop 289 near Quaker Avenue Saturday evening. He approached someone he believed was shoplifting. He repeatedly asked the suspected shoplifter to stop.

The Sheriff's Office reports when a second deputy arrived, the two of them tried to apprehend the suspect. Investigators say the suspect fought them, then pulled out a knife and stabbed them both.

The suspect ran north across the loop. A third deputy arrived and, along with the help of several bystanders, helped treat the deputies until EMS arrived.

A few hours later multiple law enforcement agencies converged on a motel on I-27 near 66th Street and arrested Miko Devon Butler, 28. The Lubbock County SWAT, Metro Crimes Unit, LPD and Texas Anti-Gang Unit all assisted in the arrest. 

Butler was taken to the hospital to be treated for a Sheriff's Office K-9 bite.  

One of the deputies who was stabbed has been released from the hospital. The other deputy remains hospitalized, as of Sunday evening.

The Sheriff's Office released these photos of the suspect earlier Saturday.


If you have any information this case, you can call Crime Line at 806-741-1000. Callers can remain anonymous. 

 

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