Man suspected in wife's murder arrested


Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin tells Eyewitness News that Allen Thomas contacted his office early Wednesday afternoon to turn himself in.

Thomas, 51, is accused of stabbing his ex-wife, Linda Thomas. Monday Thomas, 47, frantically called 911 saying her ex-husband had broken into her Dundee Circle Road home and was attacking her. She later died at the hospital. She was stabbed 21-times.

The couple's college-age children spoke with reporters Tuesday and made a plea for their father to turn himself in. They explained they want this tragedy to come to an end.

"To lose your mother by the hand of you father, that's really tough," Allen Jr. said.

"My mama is resting right now, but it would be more complete if he just turns himself in. I want him to know I love him," Thomas' daughter, Comecya Thomas added.

Allen Thomas, Sr. contacted Sheriff Peterkin sometime Wednesday morning. He reportedly met with his son to turn himself in. Thomas was taken into custoday Wednesday afternoon.

Thomas has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Linda Thomas. He is expected in court Thursday.

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