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Stabbing suspect caught after I-85 chase

Posted July 16, 2010 10:30 a.m. EDT
Updated July 16, 2010 6:38 p.m. EDT

— A suspect in a domestic stabbing in northern Orange County early Friday was caught after a high-speed chase on Interstate 85 that ended in Alamance County, authorities said.

Orange County investigators said that Kevin Lee Riley, 43, stabbed his wife, 42-year-old Carol Ann Riley, several times with a butcher knife inside their home at 5025 Governor Martin St. in Efland shortly after 5 a.m.

Carol Riley was hospitalized in critical condition Friday evening, authorities said.

Mebane police officers spotted Kevin Riley driving near the intersection of South 8th Street and Mebane-Oaks Road at about 9 a.m. and tried to pull him over. He refused to stop and pulled onto southbound Interstate 85, authorities said.

Riley's Chevrolet Blazer drove off the left side of I-85 and crashed in the median around mile marker 143 in Alamance County, and he was apprehended by Mebane police officers.

Investigators said he was taken to Alamance Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries before Orange County deputies took him to the county jail.

Kevin Riley was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was being held Friday under a $3 million bond.

Investigators said they have been called to the home on Governor Martin Street before.

Kevin Riley was convicted in August 2005 of assault with a deadly weapon, and he has a criminal record that dates to the late 1980s, including convictions for breaking and entering, larceny, forgery and assault on a female, according to Department of Correction records.