A man is facing two counts of attempted capital murder after his pregnant girlfriend was stabbed Thursday in Boone County. Twenty-nine-year-old Charles Boone, originally from Missouri, is in the Greene County Jail at Springfield as law enforcement awaits extradition procedures to transport him to Arkansas to face charges.
According to Boone County Sheriff Tim Roberson, deputies responded to a reported stabbing in Bellefonte. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Ashley Crawford, told authorities Boone was her boyfriend, and he attacked her with a knife.
Crawford was transported to the hospital with multiple stab wounds and lacerations. She is reportedly 27 weeks pregnant.
Boone allegedly fled the area in the victim’s vehicle. He was located early Friday morning and taken into custody by the Springfield Police Department.
Crawford and her unborn child are reported to be in good condition.