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Man Charged in Connection to Stabbing on I-64 in Albemarle County

Posted: Updated: Jul 12, 2017 11:22 AM
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Police have arrested and charged a man in connection to a reported stabbing along Interstate 64 in Albemarle County.

Forty-six-year-old Rodney D. Burnett is charged with malicious wounding. Police located him along Batesville Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, and took him into custody.

Virginia State Police “found a woman who had been maliciously assaulted” in the area of mile marker 101 on I-64 at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday.

A trooper told NBC29 that the victim had been stabbed. She was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center, and is reportedly in critical condition.

Burnett is being held at Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

07/12/2017 Release from Virginia State Police:

At 6:14 p.m., Tuesday (July 11), Virginia State Police responded to Interstate 64 at the 101 mile marker in Albemarle County for a report of an injured party. There they found a woman who had been maliciously assaulted. She has been transported to UVA Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

Shortly after 7 p.m., Albemarle County Police located the suspect vehicle on Batesville Road in Afton. The driver, Rodney D. Burnett, 46, was taken into custody.

State police charged Burnett with malicious wounding and is being held at Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.