By Valerie Reddell firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVINGSTON — Livingston Police arrested Travis Lewis, 31, of Point Blank at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday, after a multi-agency search that began Monday morning.
A 30-year-old woman was stabbed several times before managing to escape from Lewis’ vehicle shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. The victim lives in Harrison County near Marshall, Texas.
Police located the victim in the 1900 block of North Houston Ave. shortly after she called for help, according to Det. Leon Middleton.
The suspect was arrested on North Washington, not far from the scene of the attack after Det. Marty Drake spotted a vehicle matching the description given as he was turning into the parking lot at the police department.
Drake followed the suspect and contacted fellow officers. Sgt. Ronnie Bogany initiated the traffic stop as Middleton and others joined the pursuit.
The victim told police that Lewis had picked her up Monday morning and the two engaged in a verbal argument.
Evidence at the scene showed that Lewis struck the victim several times with a knife, striking her on the arm, hands, leg and stomach, Middleton said.
After the victim escaped, Lewis fled in a gold-colored 2007 Chevrolet Malibu bearing a Texas license plate number MYJ3777.
EMS personnel treated the victim at the scene and later took her to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital.
Lewis has several outstanding warrants for his arrest for prior family violence assault cases in addition to Monday’s incident.