SUSSEX, VA (WWBT)
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.
"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.
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.