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Thibodaux Police: Man stabs girlfriend; charged with attempted murder

Kenneth Westley (Source: Thibodaux Police Department) Kenneth Westley (Source: Thibodaux Police Department)
THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) -

A 45-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times.

Kenneth Westley, 45, was arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder.

Officers say the incident happened around 12:35 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Government Circle. Police say that Westley and his girlfriend were arguing when the Westley grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

He fled the scene shortly after.

The victim was transported to the hospital where she remains in stable condition.

Officers say that Westley was later apprehended in his vehicle following a traffic stop. He allegedly surrendered to police and was placed under arrest.

Westley is being held at Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

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