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ASHECOUNTY, N.C. -- Authorities in Ashe County have arrested a man accused of running over and killing his girlfriend during an argument early Friday morning.

The Ashe County Sheriff''s Office said Jacob Edwin Johnson is in custody after he allegedly used his vehicle to run over and kill his 29-year-old girlfriend, Miranda Wiles, on North Carolina Highway 88.

Deputies said Johnson fled the scene on foot after getting his vehicle stuck in the mud.

Authorities were able to track Johnson down around 10:30 a.m. after spending all Friday morning searching for him.

Part of NC 88 near Ore Valley Road was closed until the late morning while authorities searched the surrounding area for Johnson, according the sheriff's office.

If anyone has information about this incident they are asked to call the Ashe County Sheriff's Office at (336) 846-5633.

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