DEVINE, Texas – The Devine teen arrested after stabbing a 15-year-old girl multiple times and leading authorities on a four-hour manhunt has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Chase Skow, 17, is being held in lieu of a $500,000 surety bond after Medina County sheriff’s officials said he stabbed the girl Wednesday afternoon.
The girl's family has identified her as Sydney Bogan. She was taken to University Hospital where she is recovering from her wounds.
Her family said she ended up with 22 stab wounds and a collapsed lung but she is in stable condition.
After the stabbing Skow fled, officials said. For more than four hours, he eluded members of the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, the Devine Police Department, the Natalia Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, Precinct 4 constables and Texas Department of Corrections K-9s.
A tip from a citizen helped end the manhunt, officials said, and Skow was taken into custody at the Devine High School football field.
Sydney is expected to be OK. Her family said it will be a long journey to a full recovery. They also said they're thankful for the love and support of the community.
What friends are saying about Sydney:
"No matter who the person is, no matter what they have done in their lives, good or bad, nobody deserves to be hurt that way."
"She's sweet. She's off-the-top funny. I love her. Whenever you need a friend, she's there."