Area man stabbed in carjacking
POSTED: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:52am
UPDATED: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 11:02am
Longview, Texas (Longview News-Journal) — A Longview woman armed herself and approached the front door of her Pine Tree home when her guard dogs began barking loudly at 2:45 a.m. Friday.
When her warnings, which included the sound of her taking off the gun’s safety and cocking the weapon, were answered by calls for help, she asked what was wrong.
The voice in the dark said he had been attacked, stabbed by a hitchhiker he had met earlier in the neighborhood. Edi Flowers called her six dogs inside from behind their electric fence, invited the injured man inside the home she shares with her husband and called 911.
Giving a description of the man’s new car to police en route, Flowers said officers spotted the vehicle and gave chase. An overnight manhunt ensued when the driver abandoned the car, with multiple Longview police officers assisted by a law enforcement helicopter, she said.
It is not known whether the man’s assailant was captured. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said information on the overnight incident would not be available until Monday.
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