Austin police have arrested a man they say stabbed his girlfriend multiple times at their East Austin home on Tuesday.
Gabriel Houston, 45, was booked into the Travis County Jail on Wednesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence, a first-degree felony punishable with up to life in prison. He is being held on $100,000 bail, jail records show.
According to an arrest affidavit, police responded Tuesday to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Gunter Street after a caller reported her sister had been stabbed by her boyfriend.
When officers arrived, they found the woman and the man in the residence with injuries and both were taken to the hospital, the affidavit says.
The woman told police during an interview in the intensive care unit at Dell Seton Medical Center that she had been awakened in the middle of the night by her boyfriend, and when she refused his sexual advances, he hit her with a knife, the affidavit says.
She said she realized she had been stabbed and ran out of the room, the affidavit says. The woman said she feared Houston “would slit her throat,” so she jumped out of an upstairs window, the document says. Houston later dragged her back into the house, according to the affidavit.
Her last memory “was of Houston laying beside her and carving in his neck and arms,” the document says.
The woman reportedly sustained three stab wounds to the back and has a broken neck as a result of the incident, the affidavit says.