Man arrested after nearly 3 months on the run, accused of stabbing woman in Halifax Co.
HALIFAX Co., Va. (WSET) -- A man on the run since November in Halifax County and Gretna has been arrested, according to booking information from the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
Antone Lemont Hamlett was booked Sunday, February 4 on charges including driving after forfeiture of license after a DWI conviction, failing to appear in court, and felonious assault/malicious wounding.
Hamlett is accused of abducting and brutally attacking his estranged wife in Halifax County and then driving her to Gretna, where he abandoned her and his vehicle on November 14.
Neighbors said the woman was bleeding heavily from the waist down and jumped a fence by Highway 29, where she was seen was walking along the road when deputies located her.
Investigators said the U.S. Marshall's Task Force got a tip that led them to the Hilltop Motel on Bull Tuck Highway in South Boston on Sunday, February 4.
They said investigators put surveillance on the motel and around 10:15 a.m., they saw him as he began to leave the hotel room.
Hamlett did try to get away from investigators, but they said he was arrested a short distance away.
He's being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office said an investigation is underway to determine if anyone helped him avoid being arrested.