Raeford Police have a suspect in custody wanted for allegedly stabbing a woman after she broke off their relationship, according to authorities.
Officers responded around 2:11 a.m. Sunday, July 11 to a call of someone being stabbed in the vicinity of the 1000 block of East Central Avenue. On arriving at the scene they learned a woman, Debbie Harris, had been stabbed several times. Witnesses to the stabbing took her to a nearby hospital.
Law enforcement learned through the investigation that Harris had recently broken off a relationship with Ladarious Dion Hill, 28, of the 100 block of Malinda Drive in Raeford.
“It was learned that Ladarious Hill confronted Debbie Harris about the relationship early that morning when Ladarious Hill became angry and attacked Debbie Harris stabbing her several times and trying to drag her away from the scene,” a press release from the Raeford Police Department alleged.
Authorities in another county located Hill two days later as he allegedly attempted to flee the state, officials reported. He was taken into custody Tuesday, July 13 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and first-degree kidnapping. He was processed into the Hoke County Detention Center and given a $300,000 secured bond.
The incident is still under further investigation, according to the police department.