Update: JPD: Woman stabbed 14 times by brother

Police said in a statement late Sunday evening that Wayne Walter Williams has been located and taken into custody. A caller reported seeing a man fitting Williams' description at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday on a beach near Douglas. Officers responded and took Williams to Lemon Creek Correctional Center on suspicion of second-degree assault. He is being held without bail.

An armed and dangerous man reportedly fled the scene after stabbing his 22-year-old sister 14 times, according to a Juneau Police Department news release.

At about 4:30 p.m. Friday, JPD received a call from the victim about a domestic violence assault that had just taken place. She reported being stabbed by her brother multiple times with a knife at a home on Simpson Avenue.

JPD and Capital City Fire and Rescue responded to the call, finding upon their arrival that the suspect had already left. They did not locate him or the knife used in the attack, which officers believe to still be with the suspect.

The victim was identified as a Juneau resident and was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital for evaluation, according to the release. Hospital staff determined she had sustained 14 stab wounds. The injuries are serious but do not appear to be life-threatening, the release stated.

JPD is looking to speak with 33-year-old Wayne Walter Williams, a “person of interest” in the assault. Williams is considered to be armed and dangerous, according to the release.

“The Juneau Police Department is cautioning anyone that may see Wayne Williams to not contact him directly, but immediately contact the police department,” the release stated.

No updated details were available from JPD or BRH on Sunday.


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