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Arizona hitchhiker arrested in Utah stabbing, police say

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 12:20:17-05

PHOENIX - An Arizona man has been arrested in Utah on suspicion of stabbing a woman who picked him up while he was hitchhiking.

Fernando Ray White was charged with attempted murder Friday in the attack that police say left the woman with wounds on her face, hands, neck and teeth. Authorities say he is also a suspect in an unspecified Arizona homicide case.

Police say the 38-year-old Sacaton, Arizona, man was hitchhiking in central Utah when the woman and her sister gave him a ride on Dec. 17.

Authorities say they found a knife and drugs when he was arrested.