(KMOV) – A Metro-East man faces felony charges after allegedly stabbing his ex-wife and leading police on a high-speed chase on Thursday.
Dwight Donnell Long, 61, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery.
According to sources, Long stabbed his ex-wife in the parking lot of Illinois Eye Surgeons in the 3900 block of N. Illinois in Swansea. Police said the victim had worked as a technician at the business for the past two years.
Sources told News 4 the woman had a restraining order against Long at the time of the attack. One witness said he was chased from the business by a doctor wielding a brick.
Police said Long then fled the scene in a white Nissan Versa. He was soon spotted by police, and a pursuit began.
The chase made its way from Swansea into Clinton County, where it ended on Interstate 64 east of Illinois Rte. 160.
That’s where the suspect was arrested and taken into custody. He was transported to the hospital for treatment, and then taken into custody.
Police said at some points, vehicles involved in the chase reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.
The victim was transported to a St. Louis hospital, where she is expected to recover.
Long is being held on $750,000 bond.