WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Wichita Falls woman remains behind bars after police say multiple people were stabbed during a major argument over the weekend at a truck stop on Jacksboro Highway.
Leenette Nicole Neil, 36, was arrested and jailed in Wichita County Jail on multiple counts:
- Aggravated assault domestic violence, use or exposure of a deadly weapon (felony) – 1 count
- Aggravated assault, use or exposure of a deadly weapon (felony) – 3 counts
- Assault (April 2021 misdemeanor) – 1 count
According to the arrest affidavit, officers from the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to Falls Truck Wash in the 2300 block of Jacksboro Highway at approximately 10:36 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in reference to a significant disturbance.
Officers said they were told by dispatch that several people had been stabbed.
When officers arrived at the scene, they said the argument was already over and attempted to get information.
The affidavit says a responding officer spoke to a witness who said a black woman started a fight and stabbed several people before driving off in a brown Chevy Malibu. The witness also gave officers the license plate number of the Malibu.
Police say they were able to identify Neil as a suspect after speaking with a victim who was at the scene.
Police say the victim at the scene told them he was out with a friend when Neil arrived. The victim identified Neil as his girlfriend and said they were in an intimate sexual relationship. The victim said Neil was crazy and confronted the friend who was with the victim.
According to the affidavit, the victim then testified that Neil knocked tacos out of the friend’s hand and they started physically fighting. The victim said he believed Neil was beaten, so she retreated to her car.
The affidavit indicates that the victim told police that Neil had retrieved a knife from his car. The victim told police he tried to arrest her and she swung the knife at him, stabbing him near his right bicep.
The affidavit says an officer then went to United Regional to speak with several other victims who had been stabbed during the unrest.
According to arrest affidavits, the officer observed and spoke with several victims who said Neil stabbed them in a physical altercation:
- A female victim with a deep laceration to her right thigh and a small cut to her stomach
- A female victim with a laceration to the left thigh, minor injuries to the right cheek near the jaw, right ankle and a scratch to the left and right arms
- A male victim with a deep laceration on the left side lip, a knot on the back of the head and a minor scratch on the left arm
The affidavit indicates that at the same time, another officer located the suspect vehicle and pulled over. The officer said he noticed blood on the vehicle and located Neil in the passenger seat.
Police said Neil was being held, read his warning from Miranda, and agreed to speak with the officer.
According to the affidavit, Neil told police she saw her boyfriend standing with another woman and started fighting with her. She said the fighting had stopped and she returned to her vehicle.
Police say Neil then told them she noticed her daughter had come to her aid and was now involved in the fight. She said she grabbed a knife from her vehicle and went to protect her daughter.
The affidavit states that Neil then told police that she stabbed several people trying to help her daughter because they were also attacking her daughter. She said she then returned to her car and drove off.
Neil’s obligations were set at $25,000 for each of the four felony charges and an additional $2,500 for the misdemeanor, bringing his total obligations to over $100,000.