Man accused of fatally stabbing mother taken into custody after hours-long standoff in Catawba Co.

Man charged in stabbing, suspect in second stabbing

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man accused of fatally stabbing his own mother was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with law enforcement officials at a home in Catawba County Monday morning.

The incident began around 9 a.m. at a home on 28th Street NE in Hickory. Officials say a man, identified as 29-year-old Billy Hahn Jr, was wanted in connection with the deadly stabbing of a woman that occurred on 16th Street Dr. NE, a few miles away from the 28th St. home, at around 2 a.m.

The woman killed was later identified as Rebecca Hahn, Billy Hahn’s mother. According to the officials release, she told deputies her son was the one who stabbed her before she died.

Officials at the scene said authorities were called to the house on 28th St. after a vehicle matching the description of one that may be connected to the fatal stabbing was spotted in front of the home.

Deputies say a second stabbing victim, identified only as a man, was found inside that vehicle. He was transported to the hospital where he is still listed in serious condition.

“They realized that another person, who was the driver, a male, had suffered a stab wound as well,” said Captain Aaron Turk of the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say they believe Hahn is responsible for both stabbings, but said the incidents are not related.

“They are related in commonality to the suspect,” Turk said. “We have information that the suspect, Mr. Hahn, also stabbed the person here.”

Just before 11:30 a.m., officials said the SWAT team had gone into the home and taken Hahn into custody without further incident.

Billy Hahn Jr
Billy Hahn Jr (Source: Catawba County Sheriff's Office)

Billy Hahn is charged with murder and being held at the Catawba County Detention Center with no bond. Officials say charges for the second stabbing are pending.

“Law enforcement is familiar with Mr. Hahn and he has been arrested in the past,” Captain Turk added.

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