Sheriff says woman’s new boyfriend stabbed her ex during home invasion

Published 6:34 am Tuesday, March 17, 2020

An Alabama woman’s ex-boyfriend broke into her home and was stabbed by her new boyfriend, authorities said.

Timothy Steven Walters, 41, was still in a hospital recovering from stab wounds but was expected to be charged with several counts once he’s released, news outlets reported.

Walters violated a protection-from-abuse order when he broke into the woman’s house Thursday, Limestone County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stephen Young said.

Walters assaulted the new boyfriend inside the home, and then the new boyfriend stabbed Walters with a pocketknife, Young said. Walters also assaulted the woman when she tried to render aid to him, the spokesman added.

The new boyfriend was treated and released from a hospital.

Once Walters is released, he will face arrest warrants for second-degree burglary, domestic violence assault, third-degree assault and violating a protection order, Young said. It’s unclear whether Walters had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Walters has been “harassing her since their 2018 breakup, and she had obtained a protection order against him which is still active,” Young said.