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Mt Pleasant Police Identify Stabbing Suspect.

Skip Springer

On Wednesday, December 6, MPPD Officers and Detectives responded to a stabbing that had occurred at Priefert Manufacturing. EMS was transporting one of the two victims to Titus Regional Medical Center, and the suspect had left the scene. During the investigation of this incident, detectives obtained two arrest warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for Skip Springer, 43. With the assistance of witnesses and MPPD Dispatch, Officers were given the addresses and vehicle information of the suspect and immediately began searching for Springer’s whereabouts.

At approximately 10:00 pm on December 7, Daingerfield PD contacted MPPD for assistance. Daingerfield PD had received information regarding the whereabouts of Springer. Daingerfield PD and Morris County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in Daingerfield, where they discovered Springer had been staying. Springer refused to surrender and allowed a female to exit the residence. MPPD SWAT and Hostage Negotiators responded to assist. With the assistance of Daingerfield PD, Morris County SO, Lone Star PD, DPS State Trooper, and MPPD SWAT and Negotiations Team, they subsequently apprehended Springer.

LifeNet EMS examined the female and found her to be unharmed. Daingerfield PD booked Springer into the Morris County Jail for additional charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Kidnapping. In addition, Springer had outstanding arrest warrants previously obtained by Mt Pleasant PD.