Shayqualpa Rene (Shay) Walker was indicted on Tuesday by the Nolan County Grand Jury for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony. The charges stemmed from the January stabbing of Carvin Coy Lemmons.
Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 shortly before 2 p.m.
According to Chief of Police Jim Kelley, officers found Carvin Coy Lemmons, 43, of Sweetwater deceased, upon arrival at the scene.
"Lemmons was found with one stab wound to the mid-section," Kelley said.
The investigation led officers to Shayquapla (Shay) Walker. Walker, Lemmons' long-time girlfriend, reportedly arrived at the apartments, stabbed Lemmons and fled the scene. She was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to Kelley, this is the first murder in Sweetwater since April 2005. The last incident was a triple homicide/suicide which occurred on Bowie Street.
For the stabbing, Walker could face 5-99 years or life in prison. Her bond was set at $15,000.