HIGH POINT — A High Point woman died Friday after allegedly being stabbed by the father of her children.
Around 5:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence at 232 Spencer St. after dispatch received a call from a female at the residence requesting police, according to a police news release.
High Point Communications also received a second call from a neighbor stating that he was with two children outside the home and the children stated that their father had killed their mother. Officers arrived on scene and knocked on the doors of the residence attempting to make contact with someone inside.
As officers looked through one of the windows to the residence, they saw blood on the floor. They then forced entry into the residence and found 37-year-old Jamys E Leak suffering from stab wounds. Medical personnel pronounced the female victim dead on the scene.
Officer also found Michael K. Pickenpack, 44, suffering from a deep cut in the neck area. He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem with life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates that Pickenpack stabbed and killed Leak and then attempted to kill himself.
Police had responded to the residence around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday for a domestic disturbance but Pickenpack had left the scene prior to police arrival. Pickenpack had been previously banned from the residence by Leak on June 21.
The children who were inside the home during the incident were not physically harmed. Officers are working to make sure they are placed with family or appropriate supervision.
Pickenpack will remain in the custody of High Point police while he receives medical treatment for his injuries. He is currently listed in critical but stable condition. Upon release, he will be charged with killing Leak and any other applicable charges.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Mustian at 336-887-7964 or Crimestoppers at 336-889-4000.
Leak is the 16th person killed in High Point in 2018.