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October 4, 2012

Woman dies in stabbing

THOMASVILLE — The husband of a Thomasville woman who was stabbed to death early Thursday afternoon is in custody in connection with the death.

Police would not identify the victim, pending notification of next of kin.

However, police said the victim’s ex-husband, William Henry Knight, 56, 517 Remington Ave., was taken into custody by the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office about 2:45 p.m. Thursday on I-75.

A national alert was issued for Knight after the woman’s body was found at her 344 E. Jackson St. business. He was arrested without incident.

At the time of his arrest, Knight was driving the victim’s 2007 black Mercedes C230, said Lt. Eric Hampton, Thomasville Police Department public information officer.

A relative of the victim called 911 about 1 p.m. Thursday and said a stabbing possibly was in progress at the business.

Thomasville Fire Rescue and Thomas County Emergency Medical Service responded and used a prying tool to force entry to look for a victim.

The woman was found on the floor. She was dead at the scene.

The death was at a building that houses three business, including Knight Services Taxes & Bookkeeping.

“I do not know of any domestic calls we have made involving him and the victim,” Hampton said.

A sister and niece of the victim at the scene declined to discuss the incident.

Scottie Thompson, a real-estate agent at RE/MAX, across Jackson from the death scene, said he was showing property in Grady County when someone called and told him about the death.

“When I got back, this is what I saw,” Thompson said, pointing to law enforcement activity at the death scene across the street.

Another RE/MAX real estate agent at the scene, Eugene Witherspoon, said he showed the victim and her niece property Monday.

“She drove a black Mercedes, and it wasn’t here,” Witherspoon before the victim’s ex-husband was arrested.

“She does bookkeeping and taxes for individuals throughout Thomasville,” Witherspoon explained. The victim also managed rental property, he added.

Witherspoon described the woman as a “sweet person, easy to get along with, straightforward.”

She handled business as she should, but she also would “jive and joke,” Witherspoon said.

Hampton said police are not releasing information about whether a weapon was found.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820.

 

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