Grimes County Drama Leads to Shooting, Arrest

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

A Grimes County woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting an Iola man with whom she claimed to have had an affair.

Karrisa Davis, 29, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The man she's accused of shooting, Billy Jake Kessinger, was released Tuesday from the College Station Medical Center where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his upper leg.

According to witness accounts, Davis called Kessinger's home around 1:30 a.m. Monday. When Kessinger's wife answered, Davis told her she had slept with her husband. Davis then asked the wife to sleep with her husband to "make things right."

Monday night, Kessinger called Davis' husband and demanded he and his wife quit harassing his family. Investigators say about three hours later, Davis and her husband drove to Kessinger's home in two separate vehicles. When they arrived they called for Kessinger who walked across his yard to where they were parked. Kessinger claims Davis' husband then said,"Karrisa has something for you." That's when he said she pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and shot him.

Authorities say Davis and her husband drove away, but their vehicles were identified by witnesses. Tuesday, Kessinger identified Davis in a photo lineup as the person who pulled the trigger.


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