Bedford woman stabbed, man arrested after running from police

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

BEDFORD, Va. - Bedford police have arrested a man after a stabbing sent a woman to the hospital Thursday morning.

It happened around 8:15 a.m. at a home on the 400 block of West King St.

Selena McMiller-Simmons, 46, of Bedford is recovering at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time. 

When officers arrived, Dewayne Eric Simmons, 34 of Bedford, ran off into a wooded area across Crenshaw St. Officers later found him and arrested him. 

Simmons is charged with malicious wounding and obstruction. He is being held without bond at the Bedford Adult Detention Center. 

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