BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — An arrest has been made in connection with the stabbing death of a woman in Bensalem, police tell CBS3. William Table, 45, was arrested Monday night in connection to the death of 43-year-old Teresa Priestley.
Police say they got a frantic call from Priestley around 6:45 a.m. on Monday, saying her ex-boyfriend was trying to kill her. Less than one minute later, they found her car crashed on the 3200 block of Hulmeville Road. She was found dead inside her vehicle with multiple stab wounds.
“Around 10 to 7 this morning, police received a 911 call from a woman in distress that said her boyfriend was going to kill her,” said Bensalem Public Safety Director Fred Harran.
Neighbor Angie Zafeiropoulou says she heard an argument around 6:45 a.m.
“I heard a woman screaming, ‘Oh my God, oh my God.'” said Zafeiropoulou.
Police were searching for Table for several hours. Harran says witnesses described Table fleeing toward Priestley’s apartment, which is about a block from the crash site.
Table was arrested late Monday night after police tell CBS3 he stabbed someone in Philadelphia.
Earlier in the day, SWAT members rushed to the scene and found Priestley’s two children and one of their friends inside, but Table was gone.
Investigators say that one week ago Priestley kicked Table out of her apartment and changed the locks.
“Just recently he was thrown out of the apartment and she just had her locks changed yesterday,” said Harran.
Police believe Table was waiting for Priestley as she was going to work. Detectives say Table broke her car’s window and gained access to the vehicle as she was inside.
“We’ll get this guy in custody. He’s not coming here and killing a woman on a Monday morning and thinking he’s getting away with it,” said Fred Harran, director of public safety for Bensalem.
Neighbors were on lockdown for part of the morning.
“We pulled up the shade and there were four guys out with rifles and they were telling us we need to come outside,” said neighbor Lauren Martin.
Table is facing charges of criminal homicide, kidnapping and possession of instrument of crime.