Quitman County Sheriff's Deputies are still on the hunt for a Georgetown man wanted for cutting and stabbing a 30-year-old man during a Saturday night altercation at a convenience store.
Richard Cobb, 44, is wanted on an aggravated assault charge, stemming from an incident that occurred at around 8:45 p.m. at a store at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 82 in downtown Georgetown.
According to a Quitman County Sheriff's Department news release, Cobb got into an argument with a 30-year-old man inside the store over a beer. The two men continued arguing outside and had a physical altercation. At some point during the argument, Cobb produced a knife and cut and stabbed the other man several times, according to the sheriff's office.
“This was a very vicious cutting. The victim received several cut and stab wounds during the altercation with Cobb. One cut on his left side was about 8 inches long and 4 to 5 inches wide,” Sheriff Steve Newton said in the release.
The injured man was taken by ambulance to Barbour Medical Center and immediately transferred to the Southeast Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama due to the serious nature of his injuries.
Cobb is described as a black man, standing about five feet eight inches tall and weighing approximately 175 pounds.
Authorities believe that Cobb is hiding out with friends and family in the area. The case is still under investigation and more charges will likely be filed.
Anyone with information on Cobb is asked to contact the Quitman County Sheriff’s Office at 229-334-3726 or your local law enforcement agency.