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Persons of interest in stabbing investigation arrested for having meth, child endangerment

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 10:47:22-04

Two people of interest in a Bellmead stabbing case have been arrested for possession of a white crystal substance police believe is methamphetamine and endangering a child.

Bellmead Police responded to a stabbing at the 2000 block of Lafayette Circle on Thursday.

According to Bellmead Police, at approximately 4:05 p.m. a caller reported seeing a man covered in blood on a front yard. 

Witnesses told police they only saw the injured man holding a knife.

The man who had stab wounds to his abdomen, back area and face was rushed to a local hospital. 

It is unknown if the stab wounds were self-inflicted or if another person stabbed him, according to Bellmead Police. They believe the incident started on Oaklawn Street.

Police are still trying to find out the man's name. He did not have an ID with him.

While they were questioning 33-year-old Riki Taylor and 27-year-old Trey Kevin Gatlin, police found the drugs in a car that their two children were in at the time. 

Police said Gatlin resisted arrest and had to be taken to the ground for officers to be able to handcuff him.

The two were taken to McLennan County Jail.

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