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Attempted murder suspect wanted in NY arrested in Columbia County

Walter Carpio-Galicia (Source: Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office) Walter Carpio-Galicia (Source: Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office)
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

A man wanted in New York for the attempted murder of his step-daughter was caught in Columbia County following a crash on Thursday morning.

The crash happened at Appling Harlem Road and Interstate 20 just before 7:30 a.m. The sheriff’s office says Walter Carpio-Galicia failed to yield and hit another car. Carpio-Galicia and two others were hurt in the crash. All three were taken to Doctors Hospital for treatment. They should all survive.

During the investigation, deputies learned Carpio-Galicia was wanted by authorities in Spring Valley, New York. He’s accused of stabbing his 15-year-old step-daughter several times. Carpio-Galicia has been released from the hospital. Right now, he’s staying at the Columbia County Detention Center until he can be extradited to New York.

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