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Poteau Police searching for Heavener man

Ethan Underwood

Ethan Underwood

POTEAU – The Poteau Police Department is searching for a 21-year-old Heavener man in conjunction with a stabbing Thursday night.

At 9:40 p.m. Poteau Police and LeFlore County EMS were dispatched to the Green Country Inn in Poteau on a call of a stabbing. On arrival, officers located a 30-year-old female victim who had been stabbed in the abdomen. The victim was transported by life flight to a Little Rock hospital for emergency surgery and is in critical condition.

Witnesses at the scene identified the suspect as the victim’s boyfriend, Ethan Seth Underwood, 21, a white male 5-foot-5 inches tall, 195 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Witnesses stated that Underwood fled the scene northbound on North Broadway in a silver or gray, older model Dodge Dakota extended cab pickup truck with the extended cab windows broken out.

Underwood is wanted in connection with the stabbing and is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Underwood’s current location should contact the Poteau Police Department at (918) 647-8620.

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