New Details on Former A&M Student Arrested For Lubbock Murder

A former Texas A&M Student has been charged for a murder in Lubbock, after a strange incident in Bryan last year.

22-year-old Austin Hasten was arrested Friday at his Lubbock apartment in the stabbing death of a neighbor, 51-year-old Michele Terry, who lived two doors down.

Firefighters were called to the scene after they say the victim's apartment was set on fire.

Lubbock Police say Hasten approached one of the officers and attempted to take his gun.

Lubbock TV Stations report Hasten was carrying the woman's drivers license, a knife with blood on it, and a woman's watch.

There's no word on a possible motive.

In December of 2011 Hasten was arrested after driving his pickup truck into the University Gardens Apartments on West Villa Maria in Bryan.

Police said he then stripped down to his boxers, ran, and punched an officer in the face before being caught

One person was injured in the crash, and residents in eight apartments were displaced as a result.

Bryan Police say Hasten admitted using hallucinogenic mushrooms.

He was attending Texas Tech at the time of his murder arrest Friday in Lubbock.

He remains in the Lubbock County Jail on a $3,015,000 bond.

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