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Jackson County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Tuckerman man on Saturday in the stabbing death of a woman inside her home, authorities said.

Police in Diaz requested assistance from deputies for a vehicle crash near the Diaz Scrap Yard, said Capt. Richard Morales, of the Jackson County sheriff’s office.

Rickey Crawford Jr., 40, of Tuckerman, who was involved in the wreck, made a statement to investigators that “raised suspicion,” Morales said Sunday.

Deputies went to a residence in Campbell Station where they found the body of Amanda Crawford, 33, of Tuckerman with apparent stab wounds, Morales said.

The relationship between Crawford Jr. and Amanda Crawford wasn’t clear on Sunday.

Crawford Jr. was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the stabbing, and Morales said the 40-year-old was being held at the Jackson County jail on Sunday afternoon.

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