Police: Alleged inn clerk stabber arrested in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - Police said a man wanted for the stabbing of a clerk at a Jacksonville inn was arrested in Alabama.

Deputies in Birmingham, Ala., arrested 22-year-old Joshua Segura, of Jacksonville, on charges of driving a stolen vehicle, investigators said. The vehicle was taken from S&N Automotive in Jacksonville Sunday, according to authorities.

Jacksonville Police obtained warrants on Monday charging Segura with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Segura allegedly stabbed a 65-year-old desk clerk at the Liberty Inn at 1723 Lejeune Blvd. on Sept. 15

The inn was not robbed, said Jacksonville Police Capt. Jason Bettis.

"We don't think it was a random thing. We are still investigating this," Bettis said.

The victim was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital and later transferred to another hospital. At last check, the victim was listed in critical, but stable condition.

Police did not release the victim's identity.

Immediately after the attack, the suspect left the scene wearing only jeans, police said. There was no word on why he was not wearing his other clothes.

Investigators said they are working to extradite Segura back to North Carolina.

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