Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call, of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments, on Saturday, Jan. 15 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.
"Walker has been cooperative with investigators," Kelley said.
She was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with the murder of Lemmons. Investigators will meet with the district attorney and the evidence in the case will be brought before the next grand jury.
According to Kelley, this is the first murder since April 2005. The last incident was a triple homicide/ suicide which occurred on Bowie Street.