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UPDATE: Middlesboro man wanted for stabbing his ex-wife now arrested in Tennessee

Updated: Jul 7, 2020

From WRIL -

William Gunter - Roane County Tn Jail

UPDATE: MIddlesboro Police Chief Tom Busic tells WRIL that William Gunter was arrested in Harrimon Tennessee today as a fugitive from justice.

He is being held in the Roane County Jail awaiting extradition back to Bell County to face the assault - 1st degree charge for the stabbing.


Over the July 4th weekend Middlesboro Police began a search for a suspect wanted in connection to assaulting a woman causing a serious wound to her throat. Police Chief Tom Busic stated in a release that the incident took place at 2013 1/2 Cumberland Avenue on Saturday the 4th.

Chief Busic also states that once on scene officers performed first aid on the victim until EMS personnel arrived at the residence.

During the incident, the woman was able to give officers information identifying the attacker as her ex-husband 56 year old William Gunter of Middlesboro. He fled the scene after the attack and prior to officers arriving.

The woman was taken by Air-Evac to a hospital for medical treatment and at last report she was in serious condition.

A warrant has been obtained for the arrest of William Gunter and anyone with information on his location is asked to call the Middlesboro Police Department at 606-248-3636.

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