ARANSAS COUNTY - There's new information about a fatal stabbing that happened Monday morning Rockport.
Court documents given to 6 News provide new details of what police say led to the murder of Matthew Chipps.
According to a witness statement, Chipps, walked up to the driveway of Lewis Scholten's home on 16th Street early Monday morning.
The two men got into an argument because Scholten accused Chipps of stealing from him. The witness told investigators she saw Chipps pull a gun.
When she was inside the house she says she heard a noise like someone getting hit.
Chipps was found at a home on Monkey Road later that morning stab wound to the neck.
Scholten is charged with murder and is in the Aransas County jail.His bond is set at $500,000.
Suspect in Rockport Murder Arrested in Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders task force found and arrested Lewis Scholten Junior, 42, who was wanted for yesterday morning's murder of Matthew James Chipps, 26, in Rockport.
Investigators executed an arrest warrant for Scholten after his green Saturn was spotted near the 5500 block of Everhart.
The task force seized a 3 inch switch blade from the scene along with Scholten's vehicle. He was arrested as he left S&G smoke shop.
Scholten has not yet been questioned about a motive according to police. Matthew Chipps body was found lying in front of an auto service shop on the front porch, covered in blood. an employee at an auto parts shop on Monkey Road found Chipps body when he showed up for work.
It's believed Chipps was stabbed in the neck at a trailer home down the road and made it to the business after hours seeking help.
Back at the shopping center witnesses say Scholten was there with a female who they believe was also from Aransas County.
"I just saw a guy and a girl pretty much it and that was it, the cops came here and took the guy and took her and I guess they let her go." One witness said.
But employees say the girl wasn't acting suspicious.
"She just asked me for a cigarette and a water and I gave it to her and that's it," a witness said.
Scholten's girlfriend took some belongings out of the car and was allowed to leave but Scholten was taken to jail and will be held there until he can be transported to Aransas County.
Rockport Murder Suspect Arrested in Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI - U.S. Marshals in Nueces County have arrested Lewis Scholten for yesterday morning's murder of Matthew Chipps in Rockport.
Scholten's and his vehicle were found in a shopping center in the 5500 block of Everhart.
Yesterday morning an employee at an auto parts shop on Monkey Road found Chipps body on the front porch when he showed up for work.
Its believed Chipps was stabbed in the neck at a trailer home down the road and made it to the business after hours seeking help.
Neighbor Describes Bloody Homicide Scene
ROCKPORT - A Rockport mechanic woke up this morning to find the body of 26-year-old Matthew James Chipps outside his shop. Investigators have named 42-year-old Lewis Scholten Jr. as a suspect in this murder. Authorities say he is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen driving a green saturn.
Investigators searched high and low on Monkey Road looking for anything that could help them figure out what led to the death of Chipps early Monday morning. Neighbors say the business owner at Jerry's Auto Service found the man's body on his front porch, covered in blood.
"When I looked out the window, there was police everywhere and there was a body and I got sick," said neighbor Lou Collins. She and her husband live right between the crime scene and the auto shop. Collins showed our cameras a trail of blood that leads down the street and through her front yard, all the way to the auto shop next door. "He was stabbed in the neck and they hit his artery and he bled out. That's why all the blood is everywhere. I guess he was trying to find a safe place," she said.
Aransas County Sheriff's Deputies could not confirm if the man had indeed been stabbed. They also wouldn't say if they found any drugs inside the home, although investigators from the narcotics team were on the scene. Neighbors say the home is notorious for drug activity.
Investigators also found a stolen car from Aransas Pass on the property. They're still working to put together the morning's events.
Lewis Scholten Jr. Wanted for Murder in Rockport
ROCKPORT - The Aransas County Sheriff's Deparment is looking for 42-year-old Lewis Scholten Jr. as the suspect in the murder of 26-year-old Matthew Chipps.
Chipps was found dead in front of an auto shop on Monkey Drive in Rockport early this morning. Authorities in Rockport are investigating the murder of a man found dead in front on Monkey Road this morning.
Scholten, a Rockport resident, is described as a white male 5 feet 9 inches tall, 190 lbs, stocky build, dark hair, brown eyes. Authorities say he's considered armed and dangerous. Scholten was last seen driving a green, older model Satrn.
Man Found Stabbed to Death in Rockport
ROCKPORT - Authorities in Rockport are investigating the murder of a man found dead in front of an auto shop at 2300 Monkey Road.
There's a blood trail leading from a nearby mobile home to the front door of the business. According to a neighbor, investigators say the man was stabbed in the neck and made it to the business, 500 feet away, on his own.
Authorities have blocked all access to the home as the investigation is underway.
The neighbor tells us she's seen a lot of activity around the home and believes its all drug related.