A man identified as Matthew Stallings has been arrested after he reportedly woke up his sleeping wife before stabbing her more than 15 times and throwing her from second-floor balcony.
20-years old Stallings, from New Hanover County,North Carolina, has been hit with multiple charges after allegedly trying to kill his wife, WWAY-TV reported on Thursday, Jan 8.
According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Stallings broke into an apartment at the New Providence Park Apartment Homes around 8pm on Wednesday and allegedly assaulted a woman.
The victim, Stalling’s estranged wife, was stabbed more than 15 times before getting thrown off a second-floor balcony, 14 feet to the ground.
The weapon used to stab Stalling’s wife was reportedly a foldable knife.
Police said Stalling’s wife remains in stable condition despite having been treated for life-threatening injuries at New Hanover Regional Medical Center following the attack, Port City Daily reported.
The Sheriff’s office has also labeled the stabbing as a domestic incident.
After the incident detectives were able to locate Stallings in Duplin County and arrest him.
Stallings has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault of a female, communicating threats, first-degree burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon.
He was booked into New Hanover County Detention Facility under no bond.
Stallings is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday afternoon.