FROM STAFF REPORTS
BURNET — A Whataburger employee is behind bars after allegedly stabbing a customer in the parking lot of the eatery, according to police.
The incident happened sometime after 10 a.m. June 1 at the restaurant, 402 Texas 29, according to the report.
“Once on scene, the officers located the victim, who appeared to have severe stab wounds to the upper-body area,” Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson said. “It appears to be non-life-threatening at this time.”
According to officials, the victim was identified as Keith Grady, 35, of Burnet.
The “butcher knife” used in the stabbing was more than six inches long, according to the report.
The stabbing itself occurred in the parking lot.
“The victim had just walked out and was walking to his vehicle when it happened,” Nelson said. “Officers located the suspect, who still had the knife in his hand. The suspect is an employee. He was working at the time that this happened.”
Police arrested Quenton Alexander Bailey, 29, of Granite Shoals. According to Burnet County Jail records, he is charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Bond was set at $150,000.
He was taken to the Burnet County Jail.
Investigators are viewing surveillance video from the eatery and a nearby store, Nelson said.
“Based on the victim, he had no idea who the suspect is. (The victim) says he goes in there every day but has never talked to (the suspect),” he said. “He has no idea why he stabbed him.”
The victim was taken to an emergency room in Williamson County.
The restaurant remained open for business.