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Woman hospitalized, man arrested after Bedford stabbing

Witnesses told police that he was beating her up inside a car and then got out and stabbed her

BEDFORD, Va. – Police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing in Bedford on Monday afternoon.

Ryan Crenshaw, 42, of Bedford, is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a 33-year-old woman at the Spirit gas station along U.S. 221, across the street from Longwood Cemetery, according to police.

The woman was taken to Bedford Memorial Hospital and then police said she was flown to Roanoke for further treatment.

Witnesses told police that Crenshaw was beating up the woman inside the car and then got out and stabbed her, according to police.

One witness told 10 News that he heard the woman screaming and tried to help.

“I had a tape measurer and threw it at him. I hit him and he didn’t even respond to it. Basically, I just started screaming for people to call 911 and tried to entice him to come after me and get off of her. It was brutal,” the witness said.

Police have arrested a man after a stabbing in Bedford on Monday afternoon at the Spirit gas station on U.S. 221.
Police have arrested a man after a stabbing in Bedford on Monday afternoon at the Spirit gas station on U.S. 221. (WSLS 10)

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