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Suspect in custody following stabbing on South Padre Island

Billy Ray Autrey is accused of stabbing a 34-year-old man multiple times on the 100 block of Ling Street at about 9 a.m., according to South Padre Island Police Chief Randy Smith. (Photo: City of South Padre Island)

A suspect is in custody following a stabbing Monday on South Padre Island, according to Angelique “Nikki” Soto, a spokesperson for the city.

Billy Ray Autrey is accused of stabbing a 34-year-old man multiple times on the 100 block of Ling Street at about 9 a.m., South Padre Island Police Chief Randy Smith said on Monday.

Smith says the man, who has not been identified, is a resident of South Padre Island and called police after being stabbed. Police believe the stabbing isn’t spring break-related, adding that Autrey and the man knew each other beforehand.

On Monday, the man was in critical condition at a local hospital. Further details about his condition have not been released.

Details about Autrey's arrest were not immediately available.

Check back for updates.

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