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Police: Bedford schools go on lockdown after reported stabbing, man arrested

Dewayne Simmons was taken to the Bedford Adult Detention Center and was charged with malicious wounding and obstruction; he's currently being held without bond (Photo: Blue Ridge Regional Jail)

BEDFORD, Va. (WSET) -- The Bedford Police Department is investigating a reported stabbing that sent a woman to the hospital.

Police said officers responded to the 400 block of West King Street in the Town of Bedford around 8:15 a.m. where the first officers arrived and found Dewayne Eric Simmons, 34, Bedford and Selena McMiller-Simmons, 46, of Bedford inside the home.

Police said Dewayne Simmons ran out of the home on foot and into a wooded area across Crenshaw Street.

They said due to the incident, schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution.

They said medics were called to the scene for Ms. McMiller-Simmons.

With the help of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, police said Mr. Simmons was located and arrested.

Bedford County Fire & Rescue Medic 14-1 responded to the scene and transported Ms. McMiller-Simmons to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Police said it's not clear the condition she's in.

Dewayne Simmons was taken to the Bedford Adult Detention Center and was charged with malicious wounding and obstruction; he's currently being held without bond.

Police said further charges are pending a complete investigation.

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