Police searching for stabbing suspect

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The Texarkana Texas Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of Oakhill Road this afternoon. Officers are searching for Jontreka Westmoreland, 25, of Texarkana Texas, who was identified as the suspect.

Officers were dispatched to the residence at 12:24 p.m. and discovered a 19 year old female there with a stab wound to her chest. They were told Westmoreland and the victim had been involved in a longstanding dispute that led to a physical altercation between the two women today in the front yard of the home. At some point during the fight, Westmoreland produced a knife and stabbed the victim one time. Westmoreland fled the scene in a vehicle prior to the officers’ arrival.

The victim was transported to Christus St. Michael Hospital for treatment. Her condition is unknown.

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Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Westmoreland is asked to call 9-1-1 or the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116.

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