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.
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.
Killeen Police Department