Victim Identified and Murder Suspect Arrested

Officers responded to a 911 call, on Sunday February 23, 2014 at 3:14 am, in reference to a stabbing in the IHOP parking lot located at 700 W CTE. Upon the officers arrival they located a female who was suffering from multiple stab wounds; she was immediately transported to the Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition. The 21 year old victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 3:53 am; Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin ordered an autopsy be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

According to witnesses, the female was a passenger in a gold Cadillac in the IHOP parking lot, when she was approached by her 31 year old ex-boyfriend. A verbal altercation began and quickly turned physical. The suspect stabbed the victim multiple times and fled the area. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate him.

UPDATE: 02/23/14

The victim has been identified as 21 year old Killeen resident Kirsten Nicole Farr.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Thomas Jeremy Jones of Killeen, with Murder; Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin issued a warrant for his arrest. At 11:53am, the suspect was arrested at a residence in Nolanville without incident. He is currently in the Killeen City Jail and awaiting arraignment on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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