Gonzales woman stabbed, suspect caught under house

Michael Tortorich
Gonzales Police investigate the scene of a stabbing Thursday morning at the Shell at the intersection of Burnside Avenue and Airline Highway.

Police arrested a Gonzales man suspected of stabbing a woman at a gas station Thursday morning.

Gonzales Police found 29-year-old Curtis Pye Jr. hiding under a house on Linen Street after he allegedly stabbed 30-year-old Lakesha Harvey during a domestic altercation, according to Det. Steven Nethken.

Harvey, also of Gonzales, was transported to a local hospital.

Officers responded to the station at 1570 N. Airline at 8:49 a.m., Nethken said.

The woman was stabbed in the back and bleeding profusely, he said.

There were witnesses and Nethken said the incident possibly was captured on surveillance video.

Pye reportedly fled in a blue Pontiac on Bayou Narcisse. Officers searched the area and found the suspect hiding under a house with the help of a resident, Nethken said.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, the detective said. The suspect’s vehicle was found abandoned in a wooded area, Nethken reported.

Pye has been charged with attempted second degree murder and domestic violence, Nethken said.