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Law enforcement officers continue search for assailant in the stabbing of man

Sunday, September 17, 2006

MINER -- Miner police are looking for a white male in his 40s for his involvement in a recent stabbing.

At about 12:07 a.m. Thursday, the Miner Police Department responded to a 911 report of a person lying in the roadway at the intersection of Highway 62 and Interstate 55, according to a press release from the department.

Officers arriving found the victim, Jacob Herrington, 21, of Tucson, Ariz., suffering from apparent stab wounds.

Herrington was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Herrington and the suspect were reportedly traveling through Miner hitchhiking when an altercation between the two men led to the assault, according to the victim.

The suspect was described by Herrington as being clean cut with short, dark hair, was wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket, and was carrying a small green duffel bag.

The suspect left the area on foot before the police arrived. Although officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety all assisted Miner police in a search, the suspect has not yet been apprehended.

Those with any information about this incident are asked to contact Capt. Darrin Skinner at the Miner Police Department.