ROCK HILL — A man wanted in connection with a North Carolina stabbing was found at a Walmart in Rock Hill Tuesday morning, police say.
At about 8:45 a.m., emergency officials issued an alert asking nearby law enforcement to be on the lookout for a man driving a silver 2004 Kia Sedona with North Carolina license plates. The man, officials said, was wanted for allegedly stabbing a woman in Union County, N.C.
Police traced his cell phone to Interstate 77 near U.S. 21 in Fort Mill. He was considered possibly armed and dangerous.
The suspect, later identified as Thomas William Neely, was found less than an hour later at the Walmart in Newport, said York County Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Faris. He was taken into custody without incident.
The Herald's news partner WSOC-TV reports that the stabbing happened at about 7 a.m. in the 6600 block of Sturdivant Landing in Monroe. The victims injuries were so severe that she was airlifted from Carolinas Medical Center-Union to another trauma center. Officials said Neely and the woman lived together.
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