LONDON, Ky. (WATE) — A suspect accused of stabbing a 73-year-old Kentucky woman multiple times was arrested late Tuesday.
The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office announced that 38-year-old Richard C. Johnson was arrested around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Keavy community of Laurel County.
He faces one count of attempted murder, according to Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Captain Chris Edwards.
Deputies responded a residence around 1 a.m. Tuesday where a 73-year-old woman suffering from multiple stab and slash wounds to her face, chest and arms. She was treated on scene and then taken via medical helicopter to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Edwards said she was in “very critical condition” in a media release shared Tuesday morning.
Johnson was considered armed and dangerous after he reportedly fled the scene before law enforcement arrived. Edwards said in the release that a preliminary investigation identified Johnson as an ex-boyfriend of one of the victim’s family members.