WALTERS, OK (TNN) - A Walters man is in jail facing a felony charge after police officers found his alleged victim suffering from multiple stab wounds.
According to court documents, a Walters police officer was called to a home in the 400 block of E. Oklahoma around 8:30 p.m. on December 29. When he arrived, he found the victim hanging out of a window in the back of the home. The victim was “covered in blood” and was yelling “help me I have been stabbed.” After being told the attacker was still in the home, the Walters officer made entry to the home and yelled for the suspect to show himself.
Records say the suspect did not come out but allegedly told the officer that he “would have to shoot him.” The suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Paul Elswick, eventually came out into the hallway and was reportedly carrying an 8-10 inch knife. Documents say Elswick refused to drop the knife at first but the officer was eventually able to get him to put the knife down before being taken into custody.
The victim, who is also the uncle of the suspect, was rushed to Comanche County Memorial Hospital where he was treated for 16 stab wounds to his head, arms, legs, back and stomach area.
At the time of the attack, Elswick was out on bail after being charged with Assault and Battery on the same victim back in September. As a condition of his bond, Elswick was told to stay away from the victim. His next court appearance was scheduled for February in that case.
Elswick was charged with Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon in the most recent incident. He could face life in prison if convicted.