Staff ReportNewsWest 9
Upton County authorities say they expect to have an attempted murderer back in the County on Tuesday evening.
51-year-old Dean Allen Payne was arrested at a rest stop in Nolan County on Monday morning after deputies say he stabbed his common law wife, Melissa Valles, multiple times on Sunday night.
His bond has been set at $100,000.
Valles is recovering in an Odessa hospital.