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Gaston County Police say a woman was killed after being struck by a tractor trailer along US 321 on Wednesday morning after she was kidnapped and stabbed multiple times by her ex-boyfriend.
According to investigators, 49-year-old Aaron Compton, of Granite Falls, stopped at Walmart on Wednesday morning and bought a hunting knife. He then went to his ex-girlfriend's house in Catawba County and stabbed her.
Catawba Sheriff Coy Reid said Compton used a hunting knife in the attack. "He stopped and purchased the knife he used on her just 30 minutes before he broke into her house," Sheriff Reid told WBTV.
Tabatha Heavner was able to call 911 before Compton dragged her into his car, investigators say. They headed south on US 321 into Gaston County.
Heavner was able to jump out of the car along the highway. Compton pulled over and stabbed her again several times.
When she tried to pull away, she ended up in the roadway where she was fatally hit by a passing tractor trailer.
The incident took place near Duke Power Drive.
Investigators say Compton then drove back into Catawba County and turned himself in to investigators there.
He is being charged with murder, first degree kidnapping and first degree burglary. He is slated to be in court on Friday.
Heavner's neighbor, Tonya Biddix, told WBTV she did not hear anything suspicious this morning. She was shocked to learn what happened.
"It is a very quiet street. I've been here 11 years and nothing like this has ever happened. It just rattles me to the core," Biddix said.
WBTV also learned Wednesday that Compton is a registered sex offender in the state of North Carolina. He is registered due to a 1994 conviction in Caldwell County on a second degree rape charge.
Investigators released the 911 call audio Heavner made from her home. WBTV is choosing not to release details of the call due to their graphic nature and out of respect to the victim and the family.