SPRINGTOWN, Texas - Authorities in Parker County say a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the back by a 14-year-old girl after a drug deal gone bad.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler says they were called to a local restaurant Monday evening and found the boy being treated in the back of an ambulance.
The boy initially told investigators that he was in Springtown and was a passenger in a gold Chevrolet that was rear-ended by a white Chrysler.
The boy told investigators that they both pulled over to exchange information when a male passenger in the other car began to physically assault him. He claimed he fought back in self-defense before the driver, a 14-year-old girl, jumped on him and stabbed him in the back with a knife. He said he didn’t know either of them.
The boy says that’s when his driver took him to a restaurant and dropped him off before driving off. There, restaurant employees called 911.
While deputies were at the restaurant, they were dispatched to a second accident involving the same white Chrysler and a gold Chevrolet. Witnesses said they heard the crash and saw the occupants get into an argument before it turned physical. The witness says one of the individuals fighting mentioned a gun, so the witness returned to their vehicle. Witnesses say then all the people fighting got back into their cars and drove off.
Sheriff’s deputies say they continued investigating and discovered that the suspect and the victim actually knew each other. Deputies say the two parties had met earlier that day at a grocery store parking lot to buy marijuana. Once the exchange was complete, the suspects began chasing the victims when they noticed they bought the marijuana with a fake $100 bill. That was when the victim was rear-ended.
The girl was found and taken into custody.
“This case proves that drugs are not child’s play,” Sheriff Fowler said.
The case is currently under active investigation pending further charges.