AUSTIN, Ark. (KTHV) - A good Samaritan is being heralded by the Austin Police Department for potentially saving the life of one man after stepping in and stopping a stabbing incident between two brothers.
On Monday, April 3, Austin police responded to a 911 call on Marie Lane that said someone was being stabbed. One officers arrived they found the victim suffering from three wounds and required immediate medical attention.
Police quickly identified and arrested the victim's brother, 30-year-old Chris Terry. He is being charged with first degree domestic battery charges. Terry is currently being held at the Lonoke County jail on a $10,000 bond.
During the investigation, police found that good Samaritan, Lieutenant Brandon Teel with the United States Air Force Reserves helped to stop the incident by informing law enforcement.
According to police, Teel was a witness to the crime while driving to work. When he saw the fight becoming more and more violent, he grabbed his handgun which he legally was carrying with a concealed carry permit. Teel kept Terry in custody until police arrived.
"Lt. Teel's actions on April 3rd most definitely saved a life," said Austin Police Chief Bill Duerson. "[He] is a perfect example of a responsible concealed carry permit holder. He acted heroically in the face of extreme danger and avoided a tragedy."
Teel is currently on active duty with the 189th Airlift Wing at the Little Rock Air Force Base.