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Columbia PD searching for suspect in alleged stabbing incident

Warrants have been obtained for arrest of 38-year-old Jason Oprzedec, 38, (Photos, left) in connection with the incident. Adair County man left seriously injured after altercation that resulted in victim being treated for a knife injury at TJ Health/Columbia then being transferred to UL/Louisville by Adair County EMS after helicopter called in was grounded due to weather. Alleged incident occurs at Country Place Apartments.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief Jason Cross

COLUMBIA, KY (Tue 02 Jan 2018) - At 01:06 hrs Columbia Adair County 911 notified Columbia Police Officers Charles Greer and Jamie Cole to respond to TJ Health of Columbia, stating that a male victim was on the way to that location that had been stabbed.

Upon Officers arrival, they made contact with victim and observed that he had been stabbed in right side of his torso. The victim was identified as 33 year old Larin Stotts of Columbia.

Preliminary investigation reveals that an altercation at Country Place Apartments resulted in a male identified as Jason Oprzedec, 38, of Columbia pulling a knife and stabbing Stotts in the right side of torso.

Air medical was called for Stotts to be transferred to University of Louisville, but due to weather was grounded and Adair County EMS made the emergency transport to Louisville.

Columbia Police Officer Jamie Cole are heading the investigation and have obtained warrants for the arrest of Oprzedec, who fled the scene.

Columbia Police are asking for assistance in locating 38 year old Jason Oprzedec and ask if anyone sees or knows his whereabouts to please call Columbia Police Department at 270-384-6464 or 911. You may remain anonymous.

This story was posted on 2018-01-03 00:52:37
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