Crime

Woman stabbed 22 times in domestic violence incident, Raleigh police say

A woman stabbed "multiple" times in a domestic violence incident on Jan. 24 suffered 22 wounds, Raleigh police disclosed in a search warrant application.

Police sought the warrant, they told a magistrate, because cash that Robert Levelle Williams, 36, had with him when he was booked on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon belonged to the stabbing victim, Anna Marie Brodie.

Brodie, bleeding heavily when police arrived at 1108 Savannah Drive that morning, was able to tell an officer that Williams had been asking her where her money was as she was stabbed.

In an arrest warrant charging Williams, police had described the weapons involved as “two large kitchen knives.”

Medics rushed Brodie to WakeMed Raleigh, police said, but there was no information available Tuesday on her condition.

The search warrant seeking the money and a second one for information on Williams’ cell phone were returned to the Wake County Court Clerk’s office Monday afternoon.

“An investigation showed the victim had been stabbed by the defendant 22 times about the body,” Detective R.C. Corcoran said the application. “The victim indicated that the defendant took $1,000 from her,” Corcoran added.

Police found, Corcoran wrote, that Brodie had received a $2,900 bank loan the day before she was attacked.

The money that Williams had when he was booked into the jail was put into an inmate trust account in his name, police said. They asked that $722.11 be returned to Brodie.

Police arrested Williams, who they said had fled in a car, after a friend of his came to the scene while talking with Williams on the phone and gave the phone to police.

Williams was being held in lieu of $750,000 bail. Court records show he is scheduled for a Feb. 16 appearance on the charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Williams also has a court appointment Feb. 12 on a felony larceny charge from a Jan. 21 arrest and an appearance Thursday on a misdemeanor marijuana-possession citation from 2014, the court calendar shows.

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