WARRANT: Argument over drugs leads to north Lubbock homicide

WARRANT: Argument over drugs leads to north Lubbock homicide
Caraway is described as a Black male, with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 11 inches and approximately 175 pounds. (Source: Lubbock Police)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Lubbock Police Department Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit has arrested a man wanted in connection to a recent homicide in north Lubbock.

Winston Lee Caraway, 57, was arrested shortly before 8 p.m. in the 2300 block of Fir Avenue. Police say Caraway called the Lubbock Police Department indicating he wanted to turn himself in. He was arrested without incident.

On September 21, officers responded to a call for service for a possible deceased person. The original caller advised a female subject was dead. Upon arrival, officers responded and located 26-year-old Kyera “Polly” Jones with a life-threatening stab wound. Initially, Jones was alive but unresponsive. She was transported by EMS to University Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.

According to the warrant, on September 23, 2020 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Lubbock Police Department received a call from Winston Caraway stating that a female was dead in the 1800 block of East Colgate Street.

Winston Caraway went on to say that the female was in a fight yesterday and has a puncture wound. He also stated that the female has been asleep for two days.

Upon arrival, Officers located Kyera Jones with a puncture wound to her abdomen. Kyera Jones was transported to University Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.

Caraway stated he has known Kyera Jones for four years and provides Jones with crack cocaine and is in an intimate relationship with her, according to the warrant. Caraway also advised Jones has broken into his residence and stolen things from him multiple times. Caraway even had Jones criminally trespassed from his residence.

A witness stated, Caraway and Jones could be heard arguing inside the residence about Jones stealing crack cocaine from Caraway. Caraway came outside after the argument and said that Jones had been cut. Winston Caraway went to 1830 East Colgate Street and got some peroxide. The witness stated Caraway is known to threaten to stab people for messing with him or his crack cocaine. The witness knows Caraway is known to have steak knives and long thin knives around him that he has threatened people with before.

A Forensic Specialist processed the residence for evidence. The Forensic Specialist located several items in the house with blood on it including clothing and towels. The Forensic Specialist located an item of clothing with fresh blood on it behind a broken piece of drywall. It appeared to be an attempt to conceal the item of evidence.

According to the warrant, the stab wound found on Jones appeared consistent with a knife that has a blade width similar to a steak knife.

Several reports were located that involve Kyera Jones and Winston Caraway. In one report from August 17, 2019, Caraway was chasing Jones through a parking lot trying to stab her while yelling that she was going to die. Another victim had to stop Caraway from stabbing Jones which caused him to get stabbed instead. Several other reports showing physical abuse between both Caraway and Jones was also discovered.

A detective spoke with a witness who stated he was told by Jones that Caraway tried to stab her twice between January 2020 and March 2020. Jones has also told that Caraway tried to run her over in a car sometime in October of 2019.

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