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Waco man charged with manslaughter after July assault results in death of 43-year-old

Posted at 2:26 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 15:29:04-04

WACO, TX — A 19-year-old from Waco has been charged with manslaughter after a July assault that resulted in the death of a 43-year-old man.

This afternoon a detective from the Waco Police Department’s Special Crimes Division served a warrant charging 19-year-old Jason Ivy with manslaughter.

On July 13 at 5:47 PM, Waco Police officers were dispatched to the 800 blk of N 11th St. for an assault in progress.

When officers arrived at the scene, they learned that 19-year-old Jason Ivy had begun attacking multiple individuals at 800 N 11th St. inside of the residence with a baseball bat.

Those individuals then moved the fight out to the street, where the assault continued, police said.

Police said during the attack, Steven Ray Sanders was called to the residence to help gain control over Ivy.

After Sanders arrived at the house, he was attacked by Ivy.

During the physical altercation between Sanders and Ivy, Sanders was punched, kicked, bitten and was stabbed in the back by a small knife, according to police.

Officers arrested Ivy that night and charged him with 3 counts of aggravated assault involving 3 separate victims.

Sanders was transported to a local hospital to receive medical treatment for injuries sustained during the altercation.

Police say later that night, Sanders died.

After an autopsy was completed, investigators learned that Sanders died of a heart attack that was caused by the physical stress of the attack.

"As a result of Ivy’s actions the day of the altercation, an arrest warrant was served today charging him with manslaughter," Waco Police Officer Garen Bynum said.

He was still in jail from the 3 aggravated assault charges from the night of the incident.