An Ohio man was arrested in the Monday stabbing of a woman at a gas station parking lot in Hammond.
Police were called to the parking lot of a Shell station on U.S. 190 in Hammond about 7 p.m. Monday. They found Jaquaillia Milton, 24, had been stabbed in her upper body, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend, according to a Wednesday news release.
Milton survived the attack. Her four children were in her car at the time of the stabbing, the release states.
Investigators identified Israel Thomas Reddick III, 34, of Lorain, Ohio, as her attacker.
Milton and Reddick had lived with each other in Ohio and had children together, but Milton had recently come to Tickfaw to live with a family member, said Lt. Vince Giannobile. He said Milton and Reddick weren’t in a relationship at the time of the stabbing.
Reddick fled but was later picked up in Atlanta and arrested on a warrant for attempted murder.
As of Wednesday afternoon, he was in jail in Atlanta awaiting extradition back to Hammond where he will be officially charged. Milton was in stable, but guarded condition at North Oaks Hospital, police reported.