Port Arthur man stabbed in chest

Amesty Healey Smith, 23, was charged with murder on Oct. 12.

Just after 7 a.m. on Oct. 12, PAPD dispatch received a call in reference to a subject down at Pebble Creek Apartments. Officers located a deceased male subject at the scene with a stab wound in his chest.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division arrived on scene and placed a female subject under arrest for the charge of murder. She was transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for booking. Subsequent investigation revealed that both victim and suspect were in a relationship.

Jefferson County Correctional Facility records show an Amesty Healey Smith, 23, was booked into the jail on Oct. 12, and is being held for murder, with a mental health hold. Her bond is set at $750,000. 

This Incident is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division with the Port Arthur Police Department.