RALEIGH, NC (AP/WNCN) — Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of stabbing and severely injuring his wife and three children.
News outlets report 54-year-old Carl Barkley was arrested Monday morning. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets they think Barkley stabbed his family members around 10 p.m. Sunday at a home in Raleigh before fleeing.
WRAL reports Barkley’s 53-year-old wife and three children aged 23, 22 and 16 were transported to a hospital where the 16-year-old and 22-year-old were listed in critical condition. The woman and the 23-year-old were stable.
Barkley is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and inflicting serious injury.
Barkley is a registered sex offender as he was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor in August 2001. He was 35 when the victim was 13.
He spent nearly two years in prison following the conviction.