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UPDATE: Deputies Arrest Double Stabbing Suspect

By: Ashley Rittenhouse, WTAP News Email
By: Ashley Rittenhouse, WTAP News Email
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UPDATE: 5/6/13 5:45 PM

Deputies arrest a Parkersburg man wanted for stabbing and seriously wounding two people last week.

Wood County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Ira Blair Hyde Monday afternoon in connection to a May 2nd double stabbing. He's been on the run for a week.

Deputies say he stole a car from an IGA parking lot and spotted on Route 31 Monday.

Hyde was arrested and charged with grand larceny.

He's also charged with two counts of malicious assault. Police say he stabbed a man and woman at 17th and Spring Streets. Both of the victims are now listed in stable condition.

Deputies say getting Hyde off the streets was important to many agencies. "Since the incident last week where Mr. Hyde stabbed two people, both the Parkersburg Police Department and The Wood County Sheriff's Office have actively been looking for him. Both departments have collaborated a lot lately and catching him was a priority for both of us," says Wood County Sheriff's Office, Chief Shawn Graham.

Hyde has a lengthy criminal history including voluntary manslaughter and armed robbery in Georgia. He also has a record of multiple other felonies.

He admitted to stealing another car on Sunday. Parkersburg Police plan to add another grand larceny charge.

He didn't post his 425 thousand dollar bond.
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UPDATE: 4:42 PM

It all went down during a traffic stop on a stolen car.

Wood County Sheriff's deputies arrested Ira Blair Hyde Monday afternoon in connection to a May 2nd double stabbing.

He's been on the run for a week.

Deputies say he stole a car from an IGA parking lot and was spotted on Route 31 Monday.

Hyde was arrested and charged with grand larceny. He's also charged with two counts of malicious assault.

Police say he stabbed a man and woman at 17th and Spring Streets.
Both of the victims are now listed in stable condition.

Hyde didn't post his $425,000 bond.
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Parkersburg Police now have a suspect in a double stabbing that happened early Thursday morning. A man and woman are in the hospital in serious condition.

Parkersburg Police Sgt. Greg Collins says around 3:45 Thursday morning they responded to the double stabbing at 17th and Spring Street.

Investigators say they are now looking for Ira Blair Hyde after interviewing witnesses.

Police say 54-year-old Hyde was allegedly yelling at his neighbors from a window in his home. One neighbor, David Whitlock, came out to the street telling Hyde to stop yelling.

Witnesses tell police Hyde then came out of his house and starting swinging his arms at Whitlock with a knife in his hand. Whitlock was unarmed.

Investigators say Hyde then stabbed Whitlock one time in the chest. A woman living at the same house as Whitlock, Mary Alvarado, then came out to stop the fight. Police say Hyde then used the same knife to stab her multiple times. Hyde then ran.

Police are now looking for Hyde.

Whitlock's condition is stable and improving, while Alvarado is still believed to be in serious condition undergoing surgery for the injuries.

Police are asking anyone who might know where Hyde could be to please call them at 304-424-8444, or anonymous tips at www.parkersburgpolice.com

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Police say a man and woman are in the hospital in serious condition after being stabbed early this morning.

Parkersburg Police Sgt. Greg Collins says at 3:00 this morning police responded to a report of a fight at 17th and Spring Streets.

He says it was resolved with no further issues.

But then at 3:45, police responded to a stabbing in the same area.

Sgt. Collins says the man and woman do live in the Spring Street area, but their names aren't being released at this point.

No arrests have been made, but police do have a person of interest.

Police say the cause of this incident is not clear at this point.

The incident is under investigation.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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