ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – A West Valley City man is in custody after allegedly stabbing a woman multiple times in St. George early Thursday morning.
Police say they responded to a business located along Bluff Street at around 1 a.m. after receiving a report of a woman being stabbed.
Upon arrival, St. George Police officers began rendering life-saving aid to stop the woman from bleeding.
They say a 26-year-old St. George woman had multiple stab wounds to her neck and extremities. She was taken to an area hospital in serious condition but is expected to recover.
St. George Police immediately contained the area and began using a police K9 to search for the suspect.
A short distance from the scene, 53-year-old Anthony Michael Halladay of West Valley was taken into custody.
Police say he was booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility on charges of first-degree attempted aggravated murder, first-degree aggravated robbery, second-degree theft of a motor vehicle or firearm totaling $5,000, and possession of a dangerous weapon as a restricted person.
According to arresting documents, the woman told police Halladay had “assaulted her then took money from a cash draw at the business where she was working.” He allegedly then dragged her to an office and stabbed her.
Officers say while searching for the suspect, he “flagged down officers…appearing to want to turn himself in.” Halladay allegedly mentioned stabbing the woman and explained where the knife and victims’ belongings were dropped.
St. George Police report Halladay was not asked about what had happened but instead made these comments.
Court records show Halladay is listed on a sex offender registry in Utah, Idaho, and Montana.
The incident remains under investigation; no additional details are available at this time.