Woman Stabbed, Suspect In Custody

A 39-year-old male is in custody as an attempted manslaughter suspect. A 21-year-old female is recovering from what Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall described as a life threatening stab wound to her chest area. The incident allegedly happened on the 1300 block of Hilltop Road.  Pownall describe the 39-year-old suspect as new to Campbell County.

“He was currently residing in that residence on Hilltop, but he just recently got to town.”--- Pownall

Pownall said the stabbing was discovered after the victim went to a neighbors.

“She initially didn't want to go to the hospital, she wanted a ride to a friend's house. They (the neighbors) in turn brought her to the Campbell County Sheriffs Office. Initially the PD (Gillette Police Department) arrived to meet with the individual and it was determined rather quickly that she was a stabbing victim. She was immediately transported to the hospital. After a little more investigation it was determined that the crime occurred in the county.”---Pownall

The suspect was taken into custody after a random traffic stop in Johnson County by the Wyoming Highway Patrol. He is now in custody at the Campbell County Detention Center.

Pownall said the initial call related to the incident was received at 12:43 in the morning on June 8th.

Pownall said besides the stab wound, the victim appeared to have been beaten.  Investigators are still looking into the man's alleged various aliases and a motive. 

“At this point, the matter is still under investigation." --- Pownall
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