Man wanted for stabbing ex-wife caught - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Man wanted for stabbing ex-wife caught

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

    50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

    50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:00:19 GMT
    Janet Barresi, state superintendent, gestures as she speaks during a State Board of Education meeting in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Janet Barresi, state superintendent, gestures as she speaks during a State Board of Education meeting in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
    A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:More >>
    A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:More >>
  • Colquitt County Tempo Club seeks current and past A Capella choir members

    Colquitt County Tempo Club seeks current and past A Capella choir members

    Colquitt County Tempo Club seeks current and past A Capella choir members

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:00:17 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
    The Colquitt County Tempo Club and the Colquitt County High School A Capella Choir would like all current and past members of the A Capella Choir to perform The National Anthem prior to the Colquitt County High School Homecoming game on Friday, September 5th.  More >>
    The Colquitt County Tempo Club and the Colquitt County High School A Capella Choir would like all current and past members of the A Capella Choir to perform The National Anthem prior to the Colquitt County High School Homecoming game on Friday, September 5th.  More >>
  • Darton College receives new honor

    Darton College receives new honor

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:37:42 GMT
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
ARABI, GA (WALB) -

The search for a Cordele man accused of stabbing his ex-wife multiple times ended Monday evening as investigators made an arrest in Arabi.

The Crisp County Sheriff's Office said 42 year-old Efren Rantonya Hawkins was taken into custody less than 12 hours after the manhunt began.

Deputies said Hawkins broke into his ex-wife's attic around 8:15 a.m., then jumped down and attacked her in front of a young child.

Six warrants were taken on Hawkins related to the incident.

Deputies said Hawkins took the victim's Ford Explorer, which was later recovered on Spires Road near the Crisp/Turner County line.

The victim was taken to Crisp Regional Hospital and treated for her injuries. Officials wouldn't comment on her condition or other specifics related to the attack.

Hawkins was released from prison last month after serving time for failing to register as a sex offender. Now he could face serious jail time for multiple crimes including aggravated assault, aggravated battery, burglary, theft by taking, cruelty to children in the third degree, and a parole violation.

This is a developing story. Stay with WALB for the latest.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.