WISE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A man was arrested in Tennessee after he allegedly stabbed a man, assaulted a woman and abducted a child in Wise, Virginia.
According to a post from the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to stabbing on Northampton Road in Wise on Monday, January 4.
Deputies reported the home was forcibly entered. A male stabbing victim and a woman who was physically assaulted were found inside, according to the post.
The victims told deputies that a 10-year-old child was abducted by a non-custodial parent by force. Reece Mullins, 41, of Coeburn, Virginia, was identified as the suspect.
The post says both victims were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released.
A BOLO was issued for Mullins’ vehicle and the child.
WCSO reports Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers spotted the vehicle on Interstate 81 near Greeneville within a couple of hours.
THP conducted a traffic stop and took Mullins into custody.
The child was found unharmed during the traffic stop.
As of Friday, Mullins remains incarcerated in Tennessee awaiting extradition on the following charges:
- Breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony
- Aggravated malicious wounding
- Malicious wounding
- Abduction by force