Cab­bie jailed in stab­bing as­sault

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

A Dal­las cab driver is in jail on ag­gra­vated as­sault and drunken driv­ing charges af­ter wit­nesses say he pulled his taxi off the road and stabbed a pas­sen­ger in the throat.

Po­lice ar­rested 56-year-old Larry Dar­nell Miles early Sun­day. The driver was held Tues­day on bonds to­tal­ing $25,500. Po­lice say 24-year-old Ea­son Price Maykus was treated at the scene and ad­mit­ted him­self to a hos­pi­tal.

Wit­nesses told po­lice that the cab­bie was eat­ing a cheese­burger and driv­ing er­rat­i­cally. When the six pas­sen­gers tried to give him di­rec­tions, he be­came con­fronta­tional. Po­lice found an empty bot­tle of gin, an empty 24-ounce beer can and a full bot­tle of gin in the cab. Miles did not im­me­di­ately re­turn calls Tues­day.

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