Two arrested and charged with stabbing in Three Rivers parking lot
by Rita Arnst
Mar 25, 2009 | 1949 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
James Robert Edwards
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James Robert Edwards, aka J.R., 42, and Veronica Williamson, aka A.J., 29, both of Poteet, were arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after Williamson’s brother, Cory Williamson, was found bleeding in a parking lot.

On Tuesday, March 17, Three Rivers Police Officer William Jones was dispatched to the parking lot of a business at the 1300 block of North Harborth Avenue where a fight was in progress involving knives, said Live Oak County Sheriff Larry Busby. According to the Live Oak County Sheriff’s complaint log, a caller advised that two males were fighting in a parking lot. One subject had a knife and had busted a windshield of a silver sedan, according to the report. “Both subjects are throwing stuff at each other. One subject in black T-shirt threw the first punch. The one with the white T-shirt pulled the knife and busted the windshield,” the complaint log read.

“Jones responded within 30 seconds of the call,” Three Rivers Police Chief Vance Roberts said. “Within 60 seconds of the call, he observed a car in the parking lot of another business (further north on Harborth Avenue) that was occupied by Edwards on the driver’s side and Williamson on the passenger’s side and had them in custody,” Roberts said. There was another female in the back seat but she was not charged, Busby said. “The women in the car were hollering that a man had tried to stab them,” Busby added. Within minutes, Roberts, Cpl. J.R. Rodriguez and Live Oak County Deputy Sammy Garcia arrived at the scene to assist Jones.

Jones observed a man lying on the ground bleeding and identified him as Cory Williamson. While waiting for the ambulance he asked what happened, the officer added. “Jones observed puncture wounds on Williamson’s torso,” Busby said. Cory Williamson was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio for treatment.

“The county and the TR police worked hand in hand to apprehend the suspects and get medical help to Cory in a timely manner,” Roberts said. Edwards and Williamson were transported to the Live Oak County Sheriff’s office by Deputy John Brosig.

According to another family member, Cory Williamson had undergone surgery to repair a puncture wound to his heart. Edwards and Veronica Williamson were magistrated by Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 Judge Elizabeth Ellis. Ellis set Edwards bond at $60,000. He remains in the Live Oak County jail. Williamson’s bond was set at $20,000. She posted bond and was released on March 19.
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