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South AL stabbing suspect to be charged with attempted murder

(Source: Cheatham County, TN Sheriff's Office) Crawford (Source: Cheatham County, TN Sheriff's Office) Crawford

A suspect in a Covington County stabbing investigation will face a charge of attempted murder of his girlfriend, according to officials with the River Falls Police Department.

River Falls Police Chief Cody Warren says the suspect, William Crawford, is awaiting extradition back to Alabama after being arrested Tuesday in Tennessee for speeding and giving false information to law enforcement.

WSMV-TV reports Crawford was arrested during a routine traffic stop in Cheatham County, TN and that Crawford gave the officer a fake name when he was questioned. WSMV also reports officers searched Crawford's vehicle and allegedly found blood all over the car along with a woman's purse, which traced back to the assault victim. 

Warren says the assault, which happened on Minnow Lane, was a domestic violence incident and led to the stabbing.

Assisting the River Falls Police Department in the investigation are deputies from the Covington County Sheriff's Office, the district attorney's office, and the Troy Police Department.

According to the Troy Police Department, officers were dispatched to a local school after receiving a call about a person sitting on the steps. At 1:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, the officers found a 21-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to her upper torso. Police say she was disoriented and did not know what happened or how she got to Troy. 

Police say she told officers the last thing she remembered was getting off work at her job in Andalusia at around 10 p.m. Monday night and driving home to change clothes.

She was taken to Troy Regional Medical Center for treatment. She was later taken by air transport to a Montgomery hospital for further treatment. At last check, the victim remains in critical condition. 

Troy police put out a BOLO for the victim's car when it wasn't located in the immediate area around the school. The Andalusia Police Department, River Falls Police Department, and Covington County Sheriff's Department were notified and advised of the case and were able to determine the crime happened within the River Falls Police Department's jurisdiction. 

Troy police will continue to assist the River Falls Police Department with the investigation as needed. 

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