Deputies arrested 24-year-old Anfernee Stephens for the stabbing death of Alexius Thomas-Jones. He is charged with murder in Harris County.
It is unclear when Stephens will appear before a judge.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced the arrest Tuesday in a tweet. He offered condolences to Jones' family.
Update to last week’s murder on Ella: Anfernee Stephens has been arrested and charged with Murder in connection with the stabbing death of Alexius Thomas-Jones. Our condolences go out to the victim’s family. Excellent work by our Homicide & CSU Investigators. #HouNews https://t.co/9VtzBpOSqL— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 20, 2021
Just last Monday, deputies conducted a welfare check at Jones' apartment in the 16700 block of Ella Boulevard after her mother couldn't get ahold of her.
She was supposed to pick up her child and never showed.
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When deputies arrived, they found a "horrifying scene" of the mother stabbed to death. Her car was also stolen.
Deputies said there were visible signs of a struggle and the scene spanned several rooms in the apartment