Martinsville stabbing suspect arrested in N.C.
STOKES Co., N.C. (WDBJ) - A man wanted for attempted murder after a stabbing that injured two people Thursday in Martinsville was arrested in North Carolina Saturday.
According to the Patrick Co. Sheriff’s Office, Kasey Shane Blake, 33 of Stuart, was arrested after crashing a Kia in North Carolina late Saturday afternoon.
Deputies were searching for Blake Saturday when one spotted a gray Kia SUV Blake allegedly took from his grandmother. He did not stop for the deputy, according to the sheriff’s office, and allegedly fled on Shepherd Mill Road in Patrick Co. before driving into North Carolina.
He crashed shortly thereafter, and was taken into custody and turned over to the Stokes Co., NC Sheriff’s Office.
He was also wanted for felony eluding police after an incident Friday night along Trot Valley Road in Stuart.
Blake will be kept on a Fugitive From Justice warrant pending his extradition back to the Commonwealth.
Anyone with information about the alleged attempted murder is asked to call Sgt. Ratcliffe with the Martinsville Police Department at 276-226-0218.
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