A Poughkeepsie man has been arrested for allegedly killing his ex-wife in the town of Wappinger.

The Dutchess County Sheriff's office confirms that the suspect, 32-year-old Timothy Alexander, recently served as the president of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Employee Association. He also served as a correctional officer in the county jail.

Alexander is accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife, 34-year-old Terri Degelormo, Thursday at her home on Cider Mill Loop. State police say Alexander then fled, and was caught following an investigation.

Degelormo leaves behind a child.

Dutchess County Sheriff's Captain John Watterson said in part in a statement, "The men and women of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Terrie DeGelormo, on her tragic passing. Every day we hear another report of the tragic loss of young men and women for no apparent reason. These sad occurrences make no sense and break the hearts of those children and family members left behind. With sadness we mourn this unfinished life."

Alexander is charged with second-degree murder, and is currently being held at the Putnam County jail.