Jonesboro police searching for stabbing suspect

Jonesboro police searching for stabbing suspect

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are searching for a suspect after he reportedly stabbed a man Friday.

According to a Jonesboro police report, Detective Brett Nolen responded to a call at St. Bernards Hospital, 225 E. Jackson Ave., for a man who came into the emergency room with a stab wound to the left side of his chest.

The man also suffered a punctured lung.

Responding officers and emergency room staff told Nolen that the man was not being cooperative with the facts about the incident and said several times that he was not going to tell anyone who stabbed him.

Nolen wrote in his narrative that he walked into the man's hospital room and overheard him on the phone saying he went to "Tek's" house because they were arguing and while he was there, "Tek" accused the victim of sleeping with his girlfriend.

The man reportedly said that "Tek ran up on him" and they began to fight. The man said "Tek" pulled out a knife and stabbed him.

Once he was off the phone, Detective Nolen asked the man who stabbed him.

He said that Torrence "Tek" White had.

The man told Nolen that White and his girlfriend were fighting at their house in the 400-block of Freeman Street. The victim believed White was physically assaulting the woman.

When the man got to the house, he began to fight with White who then stabbed him, according to the incident report.

Nolen stated the man screamed while he was talking to him, which made it difficult to get details.

After talking to the man, Detective Nolen prepared an affidavit for a bench warrant, which was presented to District Judge Keith Blackman for White's arrest.

Judge Blackman found probable cause to authorize the warrant.

Detective Nolen went to Freeman Street but could not find White.

If you have any information about this incident or where White could be, contact the Jonesboro Police Department or CrimeStoppers at 935-STOP.

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