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New York man wanted for attempted murder arrested in Columbia County

Posted: February 4, 2016 - 2:26pm  |  Updated: February 7, 2016 - 12:04am
Carpio-Galicia  Valerie Rowell
Valerie Rowell
Carpio-Galicia

A New York man wanted for allegedly stabbing his stepdaughter was arrested near Harlem early Thursday.

Walter Emilio Carpio-Galicia, 32, of Spring Valley, is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center awaiting extradition by New York authorities, according to sheriff’s Capt. Andy Shedd.

Columbia County authorities responded at about 7:15 a.m. to a two-vehicle wreck on Appling-Harlem Road at Interstate 20.

Carpio-Galicia failed to yield in the black Toyota Corolla he was driving and turned in front of a Ford Explorer, according to Shedd. Carpio-Galicia and two people in the Ford were taken to Doctors Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

During the investigation of the wreck, authorities discovered that Carpio-Galicia was wanted in Spring Valley for attempted murder of his stepdaughter. The teen was stabbed several times at about 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Shedd.

Deputies detained Carpio-Galicia at the hospital after he was treated for his injuries.

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