Man stabbed after inviting in 'stranded motorist'

Man stabbed after inviting in 'stranded motorist'

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A man trying to help another man with car trouble ended up being stabbed inside his home.

Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the victim reported he had been stabbed at his home on Forest Hills Drive just before 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Deputies arrived and found the man had a cut to his face and puncture wound to his arm.

The victim told officers he noticed a car parked outside and walked out to the car to speak with an unknown man inside.

The man told the homeowner that he was having "mechanical problems" and was waiting on someone to help him.

Montgomery said the homeowner invited the man into his residence to wait for the person supposedly coming to help.

The pair went into the kitchen where a filet knife was sitting on the counter. According to the homeowner, the man picked up the knife, pointed it at him and demanded his wallet.

After refusing his demand, the man swung the knife and cut the victim's face. Montgomery says a struggle ensued and the victim received the wound to his arm. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

The suspect then ran from the home, got into the car and left.

The victim told officers the suspect is a thinly built white male, about 30 to 35 years old, with long brown hair and stubby facial hair. He is about 6'1" and was wearing a gray shirt with blue jeans.

Montgomery says the suspect may have injuries to his own face.

He was last seen driving a dark blue passenger car with a red hood. It may possibly be an Oldsmobile.

Evidence, including the knife, was collected by investigators.

Montgomery is asking that anyone with information about the incident to call his office or the anonymous tip line at (870) 424-4636.

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