LUBBOCK, Texas — A man arrested afternoon told police he smoked “speed” and became paranoid before fatally stabbing a 38-year-old man in the chest early Friday morning, according to court documents.
David Brasfield, 55, was arrested just after 4:00 p.m. and charged with the murder of Aundra Singletery, according to the Lubbock Police Department.
Police were called about a civil disturbance at the DoubleTree Hotel in the 500 block of Avenue Q just before 3:00 a.m. Officers found Singletery suffering from a stab wound to the chest.
While Singletery was found at the DoubleTree, according to LPD, an initial investigation indicated he was stabbed at the La Quinta Inn.
The La Quinta and the DoubleTree are located directly next to each other on Avenue Q.
According to a police report, Singletery “was alert and breathing” before he was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries. He died just before 8:00 a.m., according to court documents.
A woman, described as Singletery’s girlfriend in a police report, said a man – later identified as Brasfield – asked for a cigarette when they were leaving the Denny’s in front of the La Quinta.
According to the police report, Singletery told Brasfield to come to a hotel room and that he would give him a cigarette there. The woman told police when they arrived at the room, Brasfield took out a long knife and stabbed Singletery in the chest. She said he then ran away in an unknown direction.
Police found Brasfield in the hotel room, but found no evidence during an initial search. However, a detective later found what he believed to be blood when he searched the room, according to court documents.
Brasfield agreed to talk with police and said he did not know Singletery or the woman but that he smoked “speed.” Court documents said Brasfield became paranoid and stabbed Singletery.