Man tries to kill ex-girlfriend with "knife and pitchfork"

A Kings Mountain man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly attacking three people with a "knife and pitchfork" back in November.

Kings Mountain Police said 54-year old Billy Joe Meeks went to a home off Walker Street in Kings Mountain back on November 22 where his ex-girlfriend and others were staying -- and tried to kill her over past cheating allegations.

A 14-year old girl was also inside the home during the incident.

Police said Meeks had just got out of a four-month jail sentence for D.W.I. hours before he went to the home.

Upon arrival, police said Meeks stabbed a man on the chest, punched a woman in the face and damaged property -- all before he was stabbed by the male victim with a pocket knife, fleeing the scene shortly after.

Meeks, reportedly, came back hours later with the pitchfork -- trying to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Meeks was arrested by Gaston County Police on Thursday. He had been on-the-run ever since the alleged crime.

Kings Mountain Police said it had assistance from the U.S. Marshals during the investigation.

Meeks sits in the Gaston County Jail under a $150,000 bond. Charges include Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Burglary, Misdemeanor Assault of a Female and Injury to Real Property.

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