Devine stabbing victim tweets details about injuries

17-year-old accused of stabbing teen girl in Devine in custody following manhunt - News 4 at 5pm


SAN ANTONIO - The 15-year-old girl who was stabbed multiple times near Devine on Wednesday posted on Twitter that she was “doing better.”

“I just want to thank you to everyone who has been praying for me,” the tweet said. “I’m doing better 42 staples all over my back, stitches on my face and 10 cuts on my hand, and a fractured skull and shattered ear drum and 10 cuts on my ear and finally collapsed lung.”

Her friend told News 4 San Antonio that she was stabbed 22 times on Wednesday.

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chase Skow, 17, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators said after the incident, Skow ran away from the scene and sparked a four-hour manhunt. He was eventually captured near the Devine Football Field after a tip from a citizen.

Sheriff Randy Brown said law enforcement in the area was familiar with Skow since he was allegedly involved in an incident at his middle school in 2014.

"It was handled by Devine Police Department. We responded also. He had assaulted a member of the school,” Sheriff Brown said.

News 4 San Antonio was in Devine after the 2014 assault. At that time, the Devine school district confirmed a female teacher was injured by a student.

Skow was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2014, but investigators could not release any information about what happened after that since he was a minor at the time.

He was also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for Wednesday’s crime. His bond has been set at $500,000.

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