Authorities On Lookout For 2 Wanted In Stabbing
Cherokee County authorities are on the hunt for two people suspected of stabbing and robbing a man Friday night.
According to a news release issued by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, whose name has not been released, stopped near the intersection of Texas Highway 110 and Texas Highway 204 about 7:40 p.m. to see whether another driver needed help.
“A Hispanic male exited the driver side of the truck, and a Hispanic female exited the passenger side of truck,” according to the release. “The Hispanic male approached the victim and asked if he could use his cellphone.”
As the victim returned to his vehicle to retrieve the phone, a comment made by the male caused him to stop and turn around. The male apparently stabbed the good Samaritan three times in the stomach, and one of the suspects stole the money from the man’s wallet, according to the release.
The victim was taken to Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler where he was treated for his injuries and released Sunday night, according to the release.
One person is described as being a Hispanic male between 5-feet-5 and 5-feet-7 weighing between 170 and 180 pounds, according to the release. He apparently has “short hair, short goatee with trimmed style sideburns and beard that connect, diamond style earring in right ear,” according to the release.
The female, also believed to be Hispanic, is of the same height and believed to have long black hair.
The two people fled the scene in a Ford truck with a body style dating between 1973 and 1979 painted baby blue with a possible exhaust leak.
Anyone with information about the suspects or incident is encouraged to contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 903-683-2271.