ASHE COUNTY — Authorities have arrested a man accused of running over and killing his girlfriend during an argument early Friday.
The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office said Jacob Edwin Johnson is in custody after police say he used his vehicle to run over and kill his 29-year-old girlfriend, Miranda Wiles, on N.C. Highway 88.
Deputies said Johnson fled the scene on foot after getting his vehicle stuck in the mud.
Authorities were able to track Johnson down around 10:30 a.m. after spending all Friday morning searching for him.
Part of N.C. 88 near Ore Valley Road was closed until late morning while authorities searched the surrounding area for Johnson, according to the sheriff’s office.
Anyone with information about the killing is are asked to call the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office at 336-846-5633.