Stabbing suspect still in Tennessee

Published 12:50 am Saturday, August 5, 2017

The local man accused of stabbing his girlfriend in River Falls Tuesday and dropping her off in Pike County before fleeing to Tennessee still hasn’t returned to Covington County.

River Falls Police Chief Cody Warren said Friday they are still waiting on extradition papers to be signed in Tennessee so they can go pick up William Crawford.

Crawford was arrested during a routine traffic stop in Pegram, Tenn., Tuesday morning.

Police in Cheatham County said an officer first noticed Crawford speeding and took them on a half-mile pursuit before stopping at a Shell gas station.

The officers searched his vehicle and allegedly found blood all over it.

Police also found a woman’s purse inside the car, and when they checked the woman’s name, they discovered she was the victim of a stabbing in Andalusia.

River Falls Police received a report early Tuesday morning of the stabbing that occurred on Minnow Lane in River Falls.

Crawford allegedly stabbed the victim in River Falls then transported and dropped her off at Pike Liberal Arts School, a tenth of a mile from Troy Regional Medical Center.

Warren said that Crawford will be charged with attempted first-degree murder.