Stabbing

A man accused of stabbing another man 10 times at the Woodcrest Tavern last weekend is still on the run. 

Around 2 A.M. on Sunday, deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office were called to Woodcrest Tavern, 11975 S. Midwest Blvd., following a fight involving three men. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Jerry Lynn Hare, 57, entered the bar at approximately 1:45 A.M. with an unknown individual and requested to be served. After being declined service, the victim and the unknown individual got into a verbal disagreement before the victim reportedly chest bumped the man causing him to stumble. According to a witness, Hare intervened and began a physical alteration with the victim. The fight had moved to various areas inside the bar when the victim disengaged with Hare saying, “I am done, he has a knife.” The witness claimed that is when she saw a “blade” in Hare’s hand. 

According to the affidavit, Deputy John Evans was the first officer to arrive at the scene. Upon entering the bar, he noticed two people holding towels and a shirt to the victim’s abdomen, back, and chest. Once medical professionals arrived, the victim was transported to OU Medical Center by EMS. 

After interviewing another witness, Deputy Evans was able to gather information on where Hare lived. Deputy Evans then requested a search warrant for the home. While waiting for dispatch, Deputy Evans found multiple criminal cases out of Oklahoma County connected to Hare as the defendant including guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 1991, escaping from a penitentiary in 1993, and several drug charges, including trafficking in 2003.

After being granted the search warrant, Deputy Evans was able to confirm the information and description provided by the witnesses. 

As of press time Friday afternoon, Hare is still on the run. The case has been turned over to the U.S. Marshals. 

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