Suspect in fatal stabbing allegedly planned to meet victim for paid sex
CONVERSE, Texas —
A woman was found stabbed to death at an apartment complex in Converse Thursday morning.
Police were called to the Towne East Apartments on the 9000 block of Farm-to-Market 78 at about 4 a.m.
Investigators believe the woman was stabbed in the parking lot of the complex and made her way to one the buildings. She began knocking on some of the apartment doors and asking for help, but none of the residents opened their doors.
The woman was found dead in a hallway. Police followed a trail of blood from the hallway to a white Lexus in the parking lot, according to an arrest affidavit.
Authorities found that she suffered two large cuts across her throat as well as on her upper right leg.
A concerned citizen told police that a man named Elvin Armas called him and said he arranged to meet with the victim in the parking lot to have sex in exchange for money, according to the affidavit.
Armas claimed the victim pulled out a knife and stabbed him when he told her he did not have any money after already having sex with her. Armas said he quickly grabbed the knife and cut her, according to the affidavit.
When police searched through the victim's cell phone, they found a conversation between her and Armas detailing where they planned to meet.
At about 5 p.m., authorities in Converse released Armas' photo and dubbed him a suspect in the stabbing.
He was taken into custody around 6:15 p.m.