Bensalem police issue arrest warrant for man accused of killing ex-girlfriend

Authorities say he is considered armed and dangerous.

Tim Jimenez
July 09, 2018 - 10:45 am
William Table is identified as a suspect in the killing of Teresa Priestley.

Bensalem Police Department

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bensalem police say a woman was found dead in a car Monday morning, and her alleged killer is on the loose. 

Now, the police have issued an arrest warrant for the suspect.

He is being charged with criminal homicide, kidnapping and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of his former girlfriend, 43-year-old Teresa Priestley.

Police say shortly before 7 a.m. they received a 911 call from a woman who said her boyfriend was going to kill her. Less than a minute later, police say they got a call about an accident near Hulmeville Road and Brookwood Drive. 

There, Bensalem Public Safety Director Fred Harran said the woman who called 911 was found in a car, dead from apparent stab wounds. She has been identified as Priestley.

Harran said a man, identified as William Table, 45, from Bensalem, was seen running eastward on Brookwood Drive away from the accident scene. Harran said it appears that Table intercepted her coming out of her apartment.

Police initially looked for Table at a nearby apartment complex, where they believe the victim lived. He was not there when cops arrived.

"Three other people were in the apartment," Harran said. "They're being questioned so we can gain other intelligence to locate the possible doer in this particular case. ... We just need to get our hands on him and talk to him regarding what had happened early this morning."

Police say he may be operating a 2008 silver Chevrolet Trailblazer with a license plate reading KCT9437, he may be travelling to the Easton area, and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Harran is confident that police will catch up to him.

"He's not coming here, killing a woman on a Monday morning, and thinking he's getting away with it," Harran said. "He'll be in jail shortly."

There is no word from authorities on the killer's motive.

Bensalem Police Department are asking people to call 215-633-3719 with any information on Table’s whereabouts.

Harran said Priestley's family deserves closure.

"A mother was killed on her way to work, minding her business, going out to earn an honest day's pay," he said. "Trying to get out of a bad relationship, and this is the outcome. No one deserves this."

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KYW Newsradio's Molly Daly contributed to this report.