Attempted Murder Suspect Caught In Opelika

39-year-old James Cobb Hutto the third of Jasper, Alabama was arrested Friday on attempted murder and robbery charges.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says Hutto stabbed a 56-year-old Opelika man several times in the neck Friday.

The victim survived the attack.

Authorities believe earlier this week, Hutto murdered an 81-year-old woman in Mississippi and stole her car.

He then allegedly went to Birmingham where he killed a relative.

Police in Mississippi say Hutto is a convicted sex offender.

Authorities have not released a possible motive.

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