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Police: Man with outstanding murder warrants arrested after woman stabbed 20 times in Asheville

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Malik Johnson (Courtesy: APD) Malik Johnson (Courtesy: APD)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville police said a 21-year-old man wanted for murder elsewhere in North Carolina was arrested after a stabbing and carjacking in the Buncombe County city on Monday.

Police said the stabbing occurred just before 8 a.m. on Whitefawn Drive.

Officers arrived to find the victim, a 22-year-old woman, who had been stabbed approximately 20 times.

The victim’s vehicle and other personal items had been stolen, police said.

The victim was rushed to the hospital and stabilized, police said.

Police said their investigation led them to the suspect, Malik Erik Johnson, who also had outstanding warrants from the Salisbury, NC Police Department for first degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Johnson was located near Spencer, NC in Reid’s Jeep Cherokee. He was arrested and is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Asheville police said Johnson was charged with attempted first degree murder after the stabbing.

Police ask anyone with additional information on these incidents to please contact the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110 or CrimeStoppers at (828) 255-5050.

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