Harker Heights: Teen who stabbed brother during an argument indicted

Paul Doyle, 18, remains in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond, according to online records. (Jail photo)
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas teenager accused of stabbing his brother after he was head-butted in the mouth during an argument was named in an indictment Wednesday charging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Paul Doyle, 18, remains in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Harker Heights police say on Oct. 6 officers were sent to a duplex in the 1400 block of Pima Trail in response to a report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found one man outside with blood on him and another man inside “with a tourniquet on one arm and a puncture wound on the side of his stomach,” an arrest warrant affidavit said.

The affidavit said the man inside was later determined to be the victim.

He told officers he and his brother got into a fight and that he head butted his brother Paul in the mouth, the affidavit said.

The men called a truce and went to the kitchen to clean up, the affidavit said, but at that point Paul retrieved a knife and stabbed the victim, the affidavit said.

The victim, “grabbed a dog food bowl from the sink and hit Paul’s hand and pushed Paul against the wall to control him,” the affidavit said.

After that the victim yelled for someone to call police, the affidavit said.

A younger brother who witnessed the incident told officers that Paul attacked the victim and tried to “slice his throat,” the affidavit says.