On Sunday, Faribault police arrested a man investigators say was involved in a life-threatening stabbing, carjacking and vehicle fire in Steele County on Saturday night.
Faribault Police Chief Andy Bohlen said Shane Alan Wilson, 27, stabbed his 26-year-old girlfriend several times, stole a car and then fled to the border of Steele and Freeborn counties, setting the 2001 Chevrolet Impala on fire on a gravel road off Highway 14.
Police say all incidents occurred between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.
The victim was found unresponsive in a stalled vehicle near Faribault's law enforcement center at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a police report said. Two children were in the car with her, but they were not hurt and were taken into police custody.
The victim was flown to North Memorial Medical Center and told police the stabbing occurred during a domestic argument.
Witnesses told police Wilson was the victims's boyfriend. Shortly after the stabbing, Owatonna police responded to a report of a stolen car, and at about 5 p.m. Steele County deputies found the vehicle ablaze roughly 18 miles south of the stabbing victim's location.
At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, police confirmed Wilson was taken into custody; however, few details of his arrest were released. Police described Wilson before his arrest saying he suffered a physical disability and could be walking with the assistance of a cane or walker.