TEXARKANA, Texas — A father accused in the death of his son was indicted Thursday by a Bowie County grand jury for murder this week.
Elgin Hollingsworth, 49, has been charged with murder in the April 14 stabbing of his 25-year-old son, Demoryea Hollingsworth. Elgin Hollingsworth faces five to 99 years or life in a Texas prison, if convicted.
Members of the Bowie County Sheriff 's Office were dispatched to a home on Golden Rule Road in Texarkana, Texas, in reference to a call for help made by Elgin Hollingsworth.
When police arrived, Demoryea Elgin had been taken to a local hospital and Elgin Hollingsworth had left the scene though he continued to converse with emergency dispatchers on his phone. Inside the house, officers found a bloody butcher knife lying near the kitchen sink. A pool of blood and a bloody fleece jacket were found in a nearby bedroom.
Elgin Hollingsworth was stopped by Texarkana, Texas, police on South Robison Road and detained. Elgin Hollingsworth allegedly told investigators that his son spent the night at the house the evening before and that he'd accused him of stealing money from his wallet the morning of April 14.
Elgin Hollingsworth allegedly claimed his son threatened to physically assault him and moved toward him aggressively. Elgin Hollingsworth allegedly told officers he was backed into the kitchen stove when he grabbed the knife and stabbed his son in the abdomen.
Hollingsworth is currently being held in the Bowie County jail with bail set at $1 million. Hollingsworth is represented by Houston lawyer Richard Chandler. His case is assigned to 102nd District Judge Jeff Addison.