On Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 3:10pm, a person called 911 saying there had been a stabbing at 14301 Summit View Drive, in Northwest Travis County. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to find one person with a stab wound in a structure on the property. The man was pronounced deceased at 3:45pm. Deputies searched the area and took a suspect into custody.

Detectives talked with the suspect, identified as;
Cecil Kite Jr., Date of Birth 9-2-1980,
and learned that there was an argument that lead to the stabbing. He is still in custody and has been charged with Murder and the bond has been set at $250,000.00.

The Medical Examiner was called to the scene and took the victim to their office for their examination. The identified him as,
John Phillip Dodson Jr, Date of Birth 10-16-1971,
of Leander. While the final autopsy report will not be released until toxicology reports are finished, Sheriff’s Detectives said that it appears that Mr. Dodson died from a stab wound.

Note: this is the 2nd homicide investigated by the Sheriff’s Office since January 1, 2014.
Roger Wade
Senior Public Information Officer
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Office 512-854-4986
Pager 512-935-1162

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