Marshals nab man accused of stabbing 1 woman, beating another

TACOMA, Wash. -- A local man accused of stabbing his girlfriend and beating another woman with flashlight was arrested Wednesday in Tacoma.

A judge ordered 56-year-old Shawn Foley to stay away from his 41-year-old girlfriend, but that didn't stop him from showing up at her Olympia home on the night of November 29, according to Thurston County sheriff's deputies.

Deputies say Foley entered the house and was met by his girlfriend's 65-year-old roommate. The roommate tried to keep Foley from finding his girlfriend, and that's when deputies say Foley began viciously beating the roommate with a flashlight.

By the time the attack was over, the woman had a broken wrist and significant cuts to her head.

Foley then found his girlfriend and stabbed her several times in the face, back and arms with a pocket knife, according to deputies. After he left, the women called 911 and were rushed to a nearby hospital. Both are now recovering from their injuries.

Foley spent nearly three weeks on the lam before US Marshals spotted him Wednesday in the Tacoma area. He was arrested and booked into Thurston County Jail.

He's now facing charges of first degree attempted murder, first degree assault and first degree burglary with a domestic violence enhancement.

Foley was also wanted on an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant at the time of his arrest.