Porter man Nathan Carlin accused of stabbing four family members at Porter house in custody after manhunt
PORTER, Texas (KTRK) – A 36-year-old man accused of stabbing four family members, including a 9-year-old girl, was arrested in the woods by a SWAT team.
Nathan Carlin fled barefoot into the woods after the knife stab, said the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities responded on Tuesday, January 19, to a house on the 23,600 block of E. Heritage Oaks Drive in Porter.
When they arrived, MPs learned that four family members from the house had been stabbed to death by another family member identified as Carlin. The family informed authorities that Carlin stabbed them during an argument. The victims are said to have sustained multiple injuries and stab wounds as a result.
Authorities said the victims were a 61-year-old white woman, a 38-year-old white woman, a 23-year-old white woman and a 9-year-old white woman. You have been taken to the hospital and are in stable condition. The relationship between Carlin and the victims is unknown.
Around 9:30 p.m., an 911 call came from Carlin at the sheriff’s office saying he was lost in the woods.
Units could track him down.
Not knowing if Carlin was armed, authorities said they decided to activate SWAT to move into the thick, dark forests and take Carlin into custody without incident.
He was wet with sweat and his legs and feet were scratched from being barefoot in the woods.
After Carlin was evacuated by paramedics, he was taken to Montgomery County Jail.
He faces at least four serious attacks with a deadly weapon and possible injury to children or the elderly.
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