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Oklahoma man in Arkansas custody after stabbing, abduction


December 12, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — An eastern Oklahoma man was arrested early Wednesday in western Arkansas for the stabbing of his supervisor at a fast food restaurant and the abduction of his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

Police in Fort Smith say 32-year-old Derek Martin Perez was arrested without incident at a motel and his wife and daughter were found unharmed. Muskogee police officer Lynn Hamlin said Perez was wanted on assault with a deadly weapon and two kidnapping warrants.

Muskogee police say Perez was wanted for the Tuesday afternoon stabbing of 36-year-old James Coble following an alterca...

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