Pastor, wife stabbed in Sussex; suspect on the run

Pastor, wife stabbed in Sussex; suspect on the run


The Sussex County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they say stabbed a pastor and his wife and robbed them.

Deputies responded to the home of Hugh and Carol Mays in the 18000 block of Comans Well Road around 5:22 a.m. Monday and found the two victims with stab wounds.

Early on Monday, Stanton Benson got a startling phone call. 
"It was Hugh the pastor, who said, 'Please come help us; we have been stabbed,'" neighbor Stanton Benson said.
His neighbors, Shiloh Baptist Church pastor Hugh Mays and his wife Carol were in desperate need of help. Authorities say someone broke into their home and stabbed them while they were sleeping. 
"We ran over there and found them both laying in the chair with blood all over their chests," Benson said.
The pair were flown to VCU Medical Center where they were treated for their injuries. After talking with the couple detectives were quickly given a suspect. 

"He and his wife were trying to help this man, this man had actually stayed with them for some time," Derrick Mckenzie said. 
 Detectives say Chisholm made off with the couples' Ford Escape and took 800 dollars in cash. The motive is still unclear. 
Investigators believe the suspect may have ties to the Chesterfield area. They are asking everyone to be on the lookout. 
"We don't want anyone to approach this gentleman, if you see him call your local authorities," McKenzie said.  

Officials say the suspect, Maxim Chisholm, 21, lived with the victims from time to time. They say he stabbed the couple, stole around $800, and took off with their blue Ford Escape, VA tags XTX-6239.

Chisholm may have ties to the Chesterfield area. He faces two counts of attempted murder, one count of breaking and entering, one count of robbery, and one count of larceny of a motor vehicle - all felonies.

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